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.