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Pandora Radio Heading for the Pre Next?

by Annie Latham Wed, 04 Feb 2009 5:59 pm EST

According to a post by Chris Snyder in his Epicenter blog over at Wired.com, Pandora founder Tim Westergren is eyeing the Palm Pre as the next platform for the Pandora Radio App. During "The Smartphone Revolution” panel discussion at the 2009 AlwaysOn OnMedia conference in New York, Westergren remarked:

“As a company we’re always thinking what’s the next iPhone? And that’s where we’re gonna put our resources. So we’ve come out and said, we’re gonna put a bet on Palm Pre.”

As we heard during the Palm Pre Keynote, Pandora has already begun work on a webOS version - Colligan even noted that it took Pandora only 3 days to get their app up and running on the Pre.

For those unfamiliar, Pandora Radio is a free app that lets you create your own personalized radio station by streaming music from your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and suggesting other selections you might like.  It has been around quite awhile, but hit the big time with the iPhone.  According to the 148apps.com list of the top iPhone apps ever, Pandora ranks 19th. And another source, Mobclix, has named it the number one music app.

Needless to say, Pandora's take on the Pre can be viewed as a glowing endorsement,  especially considering the platforms that could have been considered (i.e. Google Android, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry).

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