APP WATCH: Shazam for Windows phones

Rejoice, Windows users. Now that Windows Marketplace has gone live, you too can enjoy apps to pimp that Microsoft machine you're carrying.


The storefront launched yesterday with just 246 apps, and music recognition app Shazam is one of the cooler ones you can download. Say you hear a song you love and don't know. Fire up the app, hold your phone up and Shazam will run it through its database to give you the track name and artist. Shazam recently reached eight million tracks in its database, and we'll admit, we haven't foxed it yet.


It'll be available in free and full-feature paid-for versions, even though it's totally free on the iPhone and Android.


Users of the free version will get to 'discover' fives songs a month with the option to share their discovered music, while premium users have unlimited songs, access to Shazam charts, music recommendations, plus reviews, discographies and artist bio. But fret not, you can trial the full version for seven days to see if you require that much song discovery.


Shazam application is also available on BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store.

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