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Jason Dunn
04-18-2005, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.com.com/Motorola+to+unveil+iRadio+for+cell+phones/2100-1039_3-5673180.html' target='_blank'>http://news.com.com/Motorola+to+unveil+iRadio+for+cell+phones/2100-1039_3-5673180.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Motorola is betting consumers will pay to have it both ways, gaining control over the content on their car radios and the flexibility of taking their music with them on their cell phones when they turn off their engines. The No. 2 maker of mobile telephones is set to unveil a service called iRadio that will let users download pre-selected audio content from a range of providers on their home computers, dump it on their cell phones and listen to it on their car stereos."</i><br /><br />Motorola is trying to be more than just a maker of phones - they want to get into services, but it seems (on the surface at least) that this partnership isn't with the carriers. That's a very interesting move, because the carriers are trying similar things - and I can't imagine they'll be very happy with Motorola for stepping into their playground. If something like this were available for Smartphones (perhaps it will be), would you be interested in it?

Mike Temporale
04-18-2005, 10:18 PM
I've often thought about having a audio system that allowed me to take my tunes everywhere I go and use them in any audio device that I have. Imagine a little 4 or 5 gig flash drive, that you could plug into your home stereo, car stereo, cell phone, PDA, alarm clock, laptop, etc... I think it would be a amazing system, but I don't want it to be controled by one company. It has to be an open standard. I'm not interested in buying all Motorola devices just so I can listen to my music anyplace I am. :roll:

Jerry Raia
04-19-2005, 07:24 PM
Moto ought to work on making better quality phones first, then they can pay more attention to the frills.