Microsoft shows off Slacker, iheartradio & Lyrics at CTIA

With just a few days left before the big showcase, looks like Microsoft is still showing off some coolness, this time related to music.

Though we all know about Zune on the device, it looks like Microsoft isn't anemic towards competition either. At CTIA they evidently showed off Slacker Radio (see review for Windows Mobile), iheartradio and Lyrics (by MusiXMatch).

All sounds very good to us, especially Slacker which we've always got a kick out of. Combined with Spotify, which is coming soon as well, Windows Phone 7 users will have plenty of options for media. But where's Kinoma?


Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Great, even more positive news for WP7. It's getting harder and harder to say no to it with more and more big name services coming to it as we get closer to the release. Wonder what other apps/services we can expect over time.
  • Which handset is that in the picture? I love the look of that one
  • It's the developer prototype. The Samsung Taylor. It isn't final hardware and wont see production.