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Mix: AT&T, iSuppli, MySpace Music, Beckham’s touch

U.S. iPhone carrier AT&T this week announced plans to change the way it handles early termination fees for users on one- or two-year contracts. Under the new plan, which takes effect May 25, the fee will be lowered by $5 for each month, every month, for the life of the contract.

The average iPhone users spends less than half their time using their device for actual phone calls, according to the latest survey from iSuppli. Owners of competing products, such as the Nokia N92 and the RIM BlackBerry use their phones for voice communications 71.7 percent of the time, the survey says, compared with just 46.5 percent of the time for iPhone owners. “This usage pattern shows Apple has succeeded in producing a true convergence product that consumers like to use for multiple purposes,” said Greg Sheppard, chief development officer for iSuppli. “Apple has come as close as anyone to achieving a balanced convergence in mobile-handset features and usage.”

MySpace has officially announced MySpace Music, a new online music venture formed with three of the four major recording companies. The service, in which Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, and Warner Music Group all have minority stakes, will offer free music and video streaming supported by advertising, paid-for MP3 downloads, ringtones for cell phones, concert ticket sales and merchandise.

To celebrate his 100th England Cap, well-known footballer David Beckham was given a custom-engraved, gold-backed 32GB iPod touch by his teammates. The £600 (around $1200) iPod is engraved with the team’s crest, along with his name, and a small message commemorating the achievement.

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Comments

1

I use my iPhone mostly for internet access and iPod use to watch videos and listen to music.  The sound quality of my iPhone sounds better than my iPod to me.  I don’t use it to make a lot of phone calls and have racked up a lot of rollover minutes - 6,680.  Now I have to let some family members use it as well to make phone calls.  I use the other features also but not the phone as much.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on April 5, 2008 at 8:59 AM (PDT)

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I have an iPod touch and a want to listen to music on myspace but the flash player I have… Itranmogrify 2.0… Won’t load the song. How do I play music?

Posted by mike on June 4, 2008 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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how do I play music off myspace on iPod touch with what soft wear

Posted by darius on September 2, 2008 at 10:24 AM (PDT)

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