Spodtronic is a Symbian mobile phone application which provides supports for the both podcast and internet radio, both being the major applications being in use by the new generation of mobile phone users, so Spodtronic has certainly aimed at the correct lot of crowd and also the correct applications.
It can be easily made out that the application was developed for the virgin internet radio but with the added feature of podcast. The thing which I did not like about Spodtronic is that it a closed Symbian system, which means that you cannot added your own choice of podcasts or radio stations. Since the number of podcasts and the radio stations is reduced, the complexity of the application is also reduced but it is more of a tradeoff between complexity and functionality.
Since its all of virgin and more virgin advertisements of the screen of the application, care has been taken that all the virgin applications get preferences. It will also list all the virgin podcasts and the virgin streaming radio first and then the other channels. This makes me feel as if virgin is getting in way of making this application a real big hit.
Another thing you need to take care about is that you must have a flat data rate package by your service provider else it would prove to be a very costly deal for you because most of the podcasts are somewhere around 4mb, so I will rather recommend using the local wi-fi to enjoy the latest podcasts.
However the podcasts buffs prefer Nokia Podcasting client, Nokia Internet Radio over Spodtronic due to its reduced functionality because of the branding stuff. If this over branding doesnot bothers you, then you are in to enjoy a very light and a cool podcasting and internet radio client.
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