LAS VEGAS, NV and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Slacker, Inc. today announced that Slacker Radio will be available on select 4G smartphones on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
Slacker Radio provides mobile listeners with access to their favorite music along with artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art, enabling music lovers to enjoy a highly personalized music experience. With Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, Slacker listeners can enjoy high-fidelity audio along with high-resolution album art. In addition, with 4G LTE, Slacker listeners can quickly cache their favorite stations for playback without a wireless connection.
“Slacker Radio provides Verizon Wireless customers with a great way to hear their favorite music and discover new music on their mobile phones – for free,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “With Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, Slacker listeners can get an industry-leading, powerful listening experience with high-fidelity audio, fast station caching and stunning high-resolution album art.”
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ existing 3G network. Consumer devices with a wide range of applications are expected to be available by mid-2011. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
More details on Slacker Radio will be on available during CES in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.