– 7Digital: iTunes rival 7Digital has launched its mp3 download store via a BlackBerry app due for release either late this month or next month. BlackBerry users will be able to browse and download the site’s thousands of DRM-free tracks from the big four major music labels and a host of indie labels. For playback, the app will automatically change sound quality depending on whether the phone is in 3G or wi-fi coverage. More details and a video of the app in action at Crackberry.com.
– Spinvox on iPhone: iPhone users can now convert speech to text emails using nFinity’s QuickVoice app, using an API from voice-to-text platform Spinvox. The app was updated yesterday to include the feature, which can be used to create text versions of spoken audio. Spinvox says 400 developers applied to be part of its API developer programme but only 20 were chosen. Release.
— Virgin Media
Mobile-Bebo: Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) Mobile is to launch a new line of hansdsets in partnership with the AOL-owned social network Bebo. Virgin has joined Bebo’s Open Mobile programme which lets telcos create phone with in-built chat and messenging functionality from Bebo.com. Telecom New Zealand also joined the Open Mobile programme in March. From Gomonews.com.
– Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) mobile games: Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has signed an exclusive mobile games deal with Manchester, UK-based developer Million-2-1 to provide games for its roster of national newspaper websites and mobile sites. Million-1-2, a subsidiary of IGT-UK, says it is carrying out the deal “on behalf of” Trinity’s long-standing mobile partner Bluestar Mobile. Release.