Shazam now available in Ovi Store, it is not free though
One of my favorite applications on my T-Mobile G1 and iPhone is Shazam. This application lets you use your phone to identify music that is playing so you can see who the artist and album are so you can order the song or find it later to listen to again. Today, Shazam announced that the application is available in the Nokia Ovi Store for $4.99. Unlike AT&T’s monthly subscription service for this, labeled MusicID on the E71x, this is a one time fee. It is interesting that this is $5 on the Ovi Store since it is free for the iPhone and Google Android platform. There is also a free limited version for BlackBerry owners.
Shazam has a database of over eight million songs to help identify just about every song you may listen to. I found it on my Nokia 5800 after browsing around since it did not come up in any searches. It is available now for S60 5th Edition devices and is scheduled to launch on S60 3rd Edition devices within two weeks. It is available now in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore with other Western European countries to follow in September.
I haven’t purchased it yet since I have it on a couple other devices for free, but may try it out soon and post a review here for you all.
I am encouraged a bit by seeing it come to the S60 platform though since this is one of those applications that tend to appear on software application stores when they launch. Other applications like this are Facebook (we just received that yesterday too), Google Maps (we have that), and weather apps (we have some like Weatherbug).