Helio Lets Users Manage Music and Media From PCs
Dec 18, 2007, 3:20 PM by Eric Lin
Helio today announced the Helio Player for Windows. This software lets user manage and transfer music, movies and pictures between current Helio models from the Drift to the Fin and a host computer. It also enables members to download music bought on their Helio handset to a PC and transfer music bought on the PC to their phone. Users can search and buy music using the Player for 99 cents per track, while music purchased on the handset for download over the air and to the PC costs $1.99.
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Microsoft Pauses Groove Music, Spins New Tune with Spotify
Microsoft today announced changes to its music offering for Windows devices that will see it transition from its own Groove Music service to Spotify. According to Microsoft, the Groove Music media player application will continue to work for playing back owned music on Windows devices, but it will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, or download music after December 31.
Helio Media Mover Pre-installed