iTunes Phone on the Cheap

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.

TOPICS: Mobility

mass-storage-sync.jpgDon'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.

Topic: Mobility

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  • the biggest drawback

    i would think the biggest drawback would be the inability to play
    AAC files (since that's how all my songs...and most itunes users...
    are encoded)
  • Even Bigger Drawback......

  • Use Mark/Space The Missing Sync

    The Mark/Space Conduit for iTunes expands that
    capability, allowing you to synchronize iTunes playlists ? including
    Smart Playlists! You can sync
    to an SD card or to the internal drive of devices like the LifeDrive
    and Palm Tungsten T5.
  • Why use iTunes in the first place?

    When you can get DRM free music when you go out and buy a CD from the store, rip it onto your computer, then transfer it over to the phone via memory stick or USB? Don't have to worry about DRM that way, as long as you have autorun disabled.
    Anthony S.