BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless said today the anxiously awaited final song in its exclusive series is now available first to customers using the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM). Fans can now enjoy an exclusive version of Keith Urban’s new hit, “Kiss A Girl,” recorded earlier this month on the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus during Urban’s Verizon VIP tour. “Kiss A Girl” is the second single off Urban’s new album, Defying Gravity, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. This song, which joins three other tracks produced by Timbaland, Verizon’s Mobile Producer In Residence, completes the series that is offered for a limited time exclusively to Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm customers.
“This series of cool songs showcases the variety of music Verizon brings to all its customers every day, in this case those who have chosen to take advantage of the multimedia capabilities of the BlackBerry Storm smartphone,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital content and programming at Verizon. “We were glad to work with RIM, Timbaland and these artists to create this music and deliver it in a unique way.”
“There is something about Timbaland’s spirit, rhythmically it’s really tribal, it resonates with me and evidently a lot of other people,” said Keith Urban.
BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers can download the previously released tracks in the series. Customers simply visit www.VerizonTimbalandStorm.com using the browser on a BlackBerry Storm smartphone, enter the phone number and follow the directions to access the tracks. Available exclusively in the United States from Verizon Wireless, the BlackBerry Storm is the world’s first smartphone with a “clickable” touch screen and features powerful communications capabilities, plus advanced multimedia features, including support for V CAST Music with Rhapsody.
Verizon Wireless has been working with Timbaland together with other top artists on the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus over the past few months to create tracks for BlackBerry Storm customers of Rihanna’s “Rehab,” Jonas Brothers’ “Tonight,” and Chris Cornell’s “Stop Me.”
For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, visit www.verizonwireless.com/storm.
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