Nokia fans still reeling from yesterday’s announcement regarding the termination of Nokia’s Music Unlimited service will have something to cheer about - the release of music discovery app Shazam on Nokia’s Symbian3 powered smarties.
Shazam, in case you’ve been living in a cave in mars, is a hugely popular and equally clever app that scans and recognises any audible music playing around you in matter of seconds.
Essentially, it saves you from embarrassing yourself by badly humming a tune to a stranger in a shop to find out what it’s called.
You can preview songs you’ve ‘tagged’, share them with friends on Facebook, or if you like them enough, purchase them directly from the Ovi Music Store.
While the app has been available to older Symbian handsets for some time, it was nowhere to be seen on Nokia’s newer, smarter, multimedia-centric powerhouses, notably the N8. Well, that is no longer the case, as you can pick it up from the Ovi store right now.
The free version of the app allows you to five tags a month but the paid version, for an outlay of £2.99 (€3.99), comes with unlimited tags. Take it from us, it’s well worth the investment.