Motorola Testing iRadio in DC, LA
Jun 16, 2005, 2:52 PM by (staff)
Motorola will begin test marketing their iRadio system in two traffic-jam plagued areas as early as next week. Subscribers will be able to download special audio content, or load their own audio files onto new phones using their PC. The new phones will each feature six preset buttons for selecting content from different "channels," enough memory for about 10 hours of music, and Bluetooth to transmit the music to car stereos (it can also play through a headphone jack). Phones are expected to cost around $200, Bluetooth carkits will run around $65, and the internet-based content subscription will be $5-7 per month. The subscription will also include time-sensitive content (traffic updates, news, sports) that will be downloaded over cellular networks instead of transferred from a PC.
Wow. This is actually pretty cool. I would go for this over XM and Sirius. Hopefully Cingular will be the carrier (or at least one of the carriers) that gets it.
Or, you could just pop in one of ...