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Mix: RAZR V3i, TightPod, SpiralFrog, Speck Products

Cingular is now selling Motorola’s iTunes-compatible RAZR V3i cell phone. The V3i, which was announced nearly a year ago, features a 1.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and more.

Apple will pay a laptop case maker to stop using the word “Pod” in its product names. Bloomberg reports: “Terry Wilson, 53, who sells the TightPod over the Internet, said Apple contacted her after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said she would soon receive a trademark for the product. She wouldn’t say how much Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., agreed to pay toward costs of the name change.”

Digital music start-up SpiralFrog has announced that it has signed its second major music company. Following an initial agreement with Universal Music Group, EMI Music Publishing has now authorized the use of EMI’s large catalog on SpiralFrog’s upcoming advertising-supported music service.

Speck Products today announced the appointment of Irene Baran as Chief Executive Officer. “With more than 21 years of consumer electronics experience at the corporate level, Baran will drive all domestic and international business objectives for the company,” according to the company. Prior to joining Speck Products, Baran spent 20 years at Monster Cable.

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1

I can only hope that SpiralFrog dies.  Not because I’m an apple fanboy and everything, but to send a message that we’ve had enough with advertising.  I use my iPod instead of the radio for two important reasons: 1) Nobody is telling me what to listen to, and 2) NO ADVERTISEMENTS.  It’s why I PVR all my tv shows so I can skip commercials… I’ve reached a point where I can’t take any more.  I hope the general public is also nearing this point, and we can send a message with the failure of SpiralFrog.  Sure, they’ll tout is as “free!”, but what’s the *real* cost?

Posted by m. sherman on September 6, 2006 at 4:31 PM (CDT)

2

seems completely pointless cingular would release the V3i now and at that price point. Moto has a slew of new phones coming out which are all better than the V3i. Not to mention you can pick up an unlocked version for $50 cheaper than cingular’s offering and not have to worry about signing a new contract.
i guess they’re targeting idiots with that phone.

Posted by mdwsta4 on September 6, 2006 at 5:56 PM (CDT)

3

I agree.  I won’t use it, and I won’t use iTunes either until I am sure that it is futureproof and HD failureproof.

Posted by Christopher Ferguson on September 6, 2006 at 6:02 PM (CDT)

4

Kinda late there Big Orange Beast. Motorola has already anounce they’re next gen RAZR phones: the KRZR, the RIZR, and the MAXX (all which sound pretty stupid, although they look pretty nice).

Posted by Nobody on September 6, 2006 at 10:02 PM (CDT)

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