iTunes Phone on the Cheap

Summary:Don't have US$300 to shell out for the new Motorola SLVR iTunes Phone 2.0 that I mentioned yesterday? Then make your own.

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Don't have US$300 to shell out for the new Motorola SLVR iTunes Phone 2.0 that I mentioned yesterday? Then make your own.

Tea Vui Huang's Mass Storage Synchronizer is an iTunes add-on that allows owners of some Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and PalmOne Treo phones and PDAs to use iTunes to manage their songs, and sync the songs to the phone - just like the Motorola ROKR and SLVR.

Devices that work with Mass Storage Synchronizer include: the Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones (w800, w600 and w550) where it replaces the bundled Disc2Phone, Sony Ericsson P900/P910 Smartphone, Sony Clie PDA, Samsung (SGH-E350, Z500, D600, E530C, E720C, D500),the PalmOne Treo and some modern Nokia phones.

The only drawback is that the applications is currently Windows-based so Mac-heads will be forced to find a PC or use VPC to use it.

UPDATE (2006-0203):
Back in September the PowerPage's Emory Lundberg posted a story about SyncTunes  a Freeware application for Mac OS X which lets you push items from iTunes to a removable storage card, such as an MMC, Memory Stick Duo Pro or SD - making it simple to manage content on your device. SyncTunes transfers files to Palm PDAs, Sony PSP, Sony Ericsson K750/P910/W800i, Siemens SX1 (Symbian s60), and generic MP3 players.





Topics: Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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