Mobile Phone Music Downloading Unlikely To Succeed

Motorola iRadio may have an advantage over the bulk of mobile music phones being released to the market this year.

Berlecon Research Mobile Phone Music ReportBerlecon Research, as noted by Ringtonia, suggests the mobile phone music download model is unlikely to succeed as a profitable business model. Margins on music sales are simply too low. Instead, Berlecon advises that other approaches or features will be found to be more or equally valuable to consumers.

Motorola iRadio's portable, wireless internet radio subscription service is certainly a novel approach to music distribution.

MusicGremlin's portable, WiFi music subscription service with social networking functionality is another.

Berlecon's conclusion is similar to the one expressed by WirelessIQ regarding mobile phone music services mentioned in an older post, which suggested that device features would determine ultimate success, not speed to market.

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