More Motorola iRadio News From Dave Ulmer

At an interview at the Digital Music Forum West in Hollywood, Dave Ulmer revealed some interesting new facts about Motorola iRadio:

  • Pricing: The price is currently estimated to be around $7-10, up from earlier estimations of $5-7 a year ago.
  • Installing iRadio: Users will download iRadio software to a PC with Windows XP.  Can manage separate playlists from music repositories.
  • How it Works: Phones will synchronize with music collections via a USB connection, and can then transmit the music via Bluetooth to other Bluetooth-enabled stereosystems.
  • Station Count: More than 800 commercial-free radio stations are now available through Motorola iRadio.
  • Which Phones?  Currently, iRadio is only on three phone models, though more are coming.
  • Next Album Leak of the Week: The weekly album leak started with Monica last week, and will continue with Rod Stewart's album next week.
  • Launch Date:  Last but not least, what about the launch date?  Motorola iRadio is currently being tested in several US cities, but could officially roll out early next year, according to Dave Ulmer.

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