Alltel Wireless is teaming with mobile entertainment software company mSpot to facilitate over-the-air music synching and streaming to the MOTOROKR Z6M. Here’s how it works.
For $3.99 per month (or $9.99 for three months), you can stream and simultaneously synchronize music files on your computer to your phone. There’s a piece of software that you install on your computer that manages the connection to your phone and you use the mSpot Remix mobile client on the phone itself.
According to the mSpot website, “A consumer hits ‘play’ from the mSpot Remix mobile client, and Remix immediately starts streaming songs while it downloads the track – and the rest of the playlist – in the background. Remix then saves the songs to the phone’s memory card.”
Seems simple enough and worth the $3 to $4 per month if you’re going to use your phone to listen to a bunch of music although I wish the nice PR lady who sent this over hadn’t started the e-mail by saying, “Is the iPod doomed?” I’d say this service isn’t dooming anything quite yet. The auto-synchronization feature is nice, though.
The ROKR is currently the only Alltel phone supported, although there are plans to launch the service on other phones as they’re released throughout the year.