Music Phones

You in some cases see cell phone producers talk about music phones. A music phone is a phone enhanced for playing music. A music phone combines a cell phone and a portable music player.

Sony Ericsson introduced the Walkman phones, Motorola introduced the ROKR iTunes and Nokia provides music phones under the XpressMusic phone brand.

More than 100 million music phones were offered in 2005 which is more than double the variety of portable MP3 gamers and some 12 percent of cellular phone offered in 2005 were music phones.

Music Phone Characteristics

Here is some common attributes of a music phone. When comparing music phones take a look at these key features.

– Large memory (hard drive).
– Support for poular audio formats (MP3, AAC …).
– Good sound quality.
– Support for the standard earphones 3.5 mm jack.
– Dedicated music keys.
– Good music software (for PC and Phone).
– Easy to submit music to phone (through bluetooth or USB).
– Easy access to OTA (over-the-air) downloads.
– Extended battery time.
– FM radio.

Music Phones 2005.

Here is a number of examples of music phones launched in 2005.

Nokia 3250.

This phone has actually devoted music keys and can keep up to 1 GB (Gigabyte) of music and offers 10 hours of music play. The music player supports standard audio file formats such as MP3, WMA, M4A and AAC.

Sony Ericsson W900i.

Sony Ericsson W900i is a 3G phone and you can download, move, manage and play music from over-the-air (OTA) music download services. Moving audio files from a PC to the phone is finished with the Disc2Phone PC software application provided with the phone.

The W900i’s internal 470 MB memory offers area for between 120 and 240 songs. You can increase the storage capability with a bigger memory stick (offered up to 2GB). This phone supports music files like MP3, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV and XMF. It has a 3.5 mm earphone jack.

You in some cases see cell phone makers talk about music phones. A music phone is a phone optimized for playing music. The idea with music phones, smartphones and cam phones is that one would have only one device rather of many. A music phone integrates a cell phone and a portable music player. Every significant cell phone maker has them.