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Sprint App of the Week – American Music Awards ID pack


The American Music Awards are airing this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8/7c on ABC. With performances from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj and more – there’s something for everyone!

Do you want to follow the American Music Awards and all your favorite artists right on your mobile phone? With the new AMA Sprint ID pack, available for download today on select Sprint devices, through December 31st, you can do just that.

Get inside gossip about the award show and artists from the hosts themselves and much more with the American Music Awards Sprint ID pack, which features apps and widgets bundled together in a single download. You’ll receive access to up-to-the second news, candid tweets and posts from this year’s AMA hosts. Also, catch the latest videos, interviews and news as it occurs live from the red carpet and behind the scenes at this year’s AMAs.

Also, scroll down this page to learn how you can cast your vote for this year’s Sprint New Artist of the Year Award.

About the American Music Awards:
The “American Music Awards” honors and showcases the latest talents of the contemporary music scene. The show features over 15 performances from today’s hottest artists and presents awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. From powerful pop divas to sensational R&B and rock acts, the AMAs reward exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire and excite audiences all over the world.

Sprint ID-capable devices:
If you have one of these Sprint ID devices, download it today! Samsung Epic 4G, Motorola PHOTON 4G, Samsung Conquer, Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, LG Optimus S, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Kyocera Milano, Samsung Transform Ultra, LG Marquee. Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan.

How to download:
• Simply select ID button on bottom of device
• Select “get new”
• Select “AMA ID” from catalogue of ID packs
• Select download
• Enjoy a front row seat to all that’s happening at the show!

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About the American Music Awards Sprint ID pack:

The ID pack includes five screens of exciting AMA content. Simply swipe your finger to the left and right of the home screen to find apps and widgets, including:

Tweetcaster by Handmark – preconfigured to follow hosts
TweetCaster is the #1 Twitter app for Android. For the AMA, we created a customized version of Tweetcaster that includes the ability to auto-follow the official AMA Twitter account. We also created a prepopulated checklist of featured AMA hosts that appears at launch of the app and provides users an easy way find and follow their favorite AMA celebs and hosts.  We also created a separate category under the “Who To Follow” tab that lists the same AMA celebs/hosts providing users another way to discover and follow their favorite AMA personalities.

Channel Caster by Handmark – preconfigured to feature AMA news and content

ChannelCaster is a community to discover, mash, and share news & entertainment. Discover, mash, and share new, sometimes unexpected news, gossip, local buzz, celebrity photos, viral videos and more. We want you to explore, be entertained—and even caught off guard— we don’t creep and then just feed you more of what’s in your usage history. Instead, ChannelCaster allows you to build and share Channels with your friends or the entire community based on what interests you, resulting in an engaging experience (instead of a ho-hum news reader.)

For the AMA, we created customized channels specifically to feature AMA content in addition to a widget featuring the AMA channel. We created these channels using the mobile application, in the same way that our users have added thousands of channels.

Hosts include:
1. Twitter Handle and hashtag
o @officialAMAs
o #AMAs
2. Host twitter accounts
o Sarah Hyland:
o Lance Bass:
o Audrina Patridge:
o Michael Buckley:
o Josh Sussman:
o Estelle:
o Mario:!/mariosoultruth
3. Host WhoSay pages
o Sarah Hyland:
o Lance Bass:
o Audrina Patridge:
o Michael Buckley:
o Josh Sussman:
o Estelle:
o Mario:
4. YouTube 2011 AMAs playlist
5. DCP blog link – RSS feed for blog articles

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Vote for this year’s Sprint New Artist of the Year Award

The “2011 American Music Awards” is asking the public to cast their votes for this year’s Sprint New Artist of the Year Award, the only award which will determine the fans’ top favorite new artist who is having a breakout year. The Sprint New Artist of the Year Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

All fans can send a text message by using 22288 and the number corresponding to their favorite artist. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at Standard messaging and data rates will apply. Corresponding numbers to text for each artist are as follows:

1. Hot Chelle Rae
2. The Band Perry
3. Miguel
4. Wiz Khalifa

Voting for the award winner is now open and will conclude during the American Music Awards on November 20 at 9:00 p.m., ET.