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Sony launches 1,000 Ringtones DVD for iPhone

updated 11:35 am EST, Wed November 4, 2009

Shows attention to chief rival

Sony's Creative Software division has released 1,000 Ringtones, a collection primarily intended for iPhone owners. The $20 DVD contains both M4R and MP3 files, the former of which can simply be added to iTunes for later device sync. The MP3s are meant for a broader selection of phones, such as those made by Sony Ericsson.

Ringtones are divided into categories such as music, sound effects and jokes. The collection is an unusual release for Sony, which typically preferences its own phones, and often devotes its software packages to tasks like audio and video editing. Mac users of 1,000 Ringtones must be running Mac OS X 10.4.11 and iTunes 8.2; Windows users also require iTunes 8.2, along with Windows XP or later.




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  1. jgarbers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Tip to Sony...

    If you're going to offer audio content to iPhone owners -- many of whom are Mac users -- provide the previews in something besides "Windows Media" or "Real Media" formats.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: Tip for Sony

    A tip for you. Most iPhone owners are more likely to be Windows users than Mac users, considering the market shares between the two.

    Then again, it's f'ing ringtones. Who gives a flying leap?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Cost

    Not that it could be mentioned, but the cost is $19.95.

    Actually, the web site literally says "Starting at $19.95". Like, what, there's 15 different versions of it?

    Oh, no, they're covering their asses. If you want the actual DVD (who'd want it over the zip file?), it costs anywhere from $10 shipping and handling ($10??????) for UPS ground up to, get this, $30 for next day shipping. I can't believe anyone would pay $30 for a $20 DVD, let alone would think they needed it the next day, but couldn't be bothered with just downloading the files for no extra cost.

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