Cell phones heading into iPod territory

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    mainstreetmark

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    I'd like to see some numbers to backup that claim. That seems very friggin high.
     
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    you can't tell people, "oh, while you're making nyour new song, can you make a shorter version for the cell phones?"
    that to me is stupid.
     
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    IIRC it is not done that way. Rather people specialiced on that take the normal song and turn it into a ringtone with about zero influence of the creator(s).

    Oh and about that 4 billion figure. At least in Europe they generally cost about €4 apiece and the kids are buying them as if the end were near.
    A total ripoff but until the kids get it the next generation is ready to buy. :(
     
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    Does anyone here listen to MP3s on a smartphone? If so, what's the battery life like? I was asking my friend who uses an iPaq for music and his estimate was that it does not provide a very long battery life -- 4-6 hours, but he had not measured it carefully. I was wondering if it is the same for phones (or for that matter, if anyone else here uses a PDA that way)? I would think this would be a big concern of trying to take over iPod functionality in phones....
     
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    well sorry about that space2go, i guess i didn't read it right at first. the artists dont have to do anything, but i would hate to make a song, and have it shortened. meh, the things that people do to make money these days.
     
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    Yup. I guess the next step is studios telling the artists "You can't do that kind of thing; it won't work for a ringtone." or even worse "We have that popular ringtone, make it an album.".
    *shakes head*
     

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