Digital content distributor OverDrive is releasing the first in a series of free mobile applications that will allow consumers with mobile phones running the Windows Mobile operating system to download audiobooks, video and music wirelessly from libraries and retailers. Like its desktop computer counterpart, OverDrive Media Console enables consumers using such phones as Sprint’s Palm Treo, AT&T’s Samsung Jack, Verizon’s HTC Touch Pro and others to download content wirelessly and manage it on their devices.

The free software application will allow users to purchase audiobooks and other digital content from general retailers as well as from libraries. Consumers can also use OverDrive’s Library Database to locate libraries offering downloadable content.

David Burleigh, director of marketing for OverDrive, said the wireless OverDrive Media Console is the first of several free software applications aimed a providing access to digital content that OverDrive intends to release. “This further expands mobility and access to audiobook downloads for library and retail partners, “ said Burleigh, “and sets the stage for future support on additional platforms including iPhone and BlackBerry.”