A press release from Overdrive, September 9, 2009
First in a Series of Mobile Apps for Over-the-Air Downloading From Booksellers and Libraries
(Cleveland, OH) – September 9, 2009 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of digital audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced the release of the first in a series of free digital book applications for mobile devices. OverDrive® Media Console(TM) for Windows Mobile® (http://overdrive.com/software/omc) enables users with Windows Mobile phones to wirelessly download audiobooks, music, and video to their devices and play the titles with the same superior navigation features of OverDrive’s desktop software. To view a list of supported devices including Sprint Palm Treo(TM), AT&T Samsung Jack(TM), and Verizon HTC Touch Pro(TM), visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/devices/default.mspx.
With OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile, audiobook readers can now instantly download over the air from thousands of libraries and retailers in OverDrive’s global network. Customers purchasing digital audiobooks from Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/MP3Books-Audiobooks/379001345/) or Borders.com (http://audiobooks.borders.com) can enjoy audiobooks on their Windows Mobile phones. Patrons can find libraries that offer digital audiobooks, music, and video for over-the-air downloading at http://search.overdrive.com.
“OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile is the first in a series of free mobile applications that will enable readers to access and enjoy digital audiobooks on the go,” said David Burleigh, director of marketing for OverDrive. “This further expands mobility and access to audiobook downloads for library and retail partners, and sets the stage for future support on additional platforms including iPhone(TM) and BlackBerry®.”
The free OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile application provides the same superior audiobook listening experience as the desktop version of OverDrive Media Console, which boasts millions of PC and Mac® users worldwide. Users can navigate downloaded parts using MediaMarkers(TM), create bookmarks, and resume from the last point played. Audiobooks, music, and video downloaded from a public library automatically expire so there are no late fees.
OverDrive provides download services for more than 9,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac®, and Sony® Reader, as well as the largest collection of iPod®-compatible audiobooks for libraries. OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com), a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling across North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads. Follow the Digital Bookmobile national tour on Twitter (@digibookmobile) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/digitalbookmobile).
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive provides the largest collection of iPod®-compatible audiobooks to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com
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