Feeds

Sprint set to unveil 'mobile music service'

Rokr knocker?

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

US mobile phone carrier Sprint is expected to announce today it will offer over-the-air music downloads when it launches its high-speed EV-DO 3G wireless network.

Sprint's EV-DO upgrade to its CDMA network has been signalled for some time - the carrier began to implement the technology in July this year. EV-DO is part of the CDMA2000 3G specification.

However, details of EV-DO evaluation handsets provided by Sprint ahead of today's announcement reveal the presence of an on-screen menu icon for the Sprint Music Store, the Associated Press news agency reports. The service offers downloads for $2.50 a song, which can also be transferred to a computer.

Last year, AT&T Wireless launched an online music store, mMode, but the platform was intended to allow users to buy songs that would later be downloaded direct to a PC. The carrier pitched the service as a way of bringing on-the-move impulse purchasing to the digital download market.

The Cingular network began offering Motorola's iTunes-equipped Rokr handset in September this year, though that handset can only play songs that have already been downloaded onto a computer from the Apple music store.

Nokia has partnered with US digital music distributor Loudeye to offer music services to carriers, and, more recently, Ericsson has done a similar deal with Napster to bring branded download stores first to European and later US mobile phone networks. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?