The HTC Desire and Desire Z will come with music discovery app SoundHound pre-loaded, after the Taiwanese phone maker agreed a deal with the software developer.
SoundHound offers near-identical functionality to Shazam, in that it lets smartphone owners record a snippet of an unfamiliar music onto their handset and discover the artist and name of the song.
Once the melody has been processed remotely, the details are then sent to the phone via SMS, so that users have got a textual record of the gen they need to track down the tune they’re after.
The first HTC Android smarties to get the app pre-installed are the Desire HD and Desire HD. What’s not yet been made apparent is whether the phones will have the full version of Soundhound or the free one, which limits uses to getting gen for five tracks per month.
If you haven’t yet got it, the gratis edition is available to download now from the Android Market. The paid-for version is £2.99 and offers unlimited song identification.
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