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Friday
Dec262008

BlackBerry as a music device

Ah, Christmas has come and gone and with it the flurry of new iPod sales going on all around me.  Seems like everyone I know now has at least one iPod.

I have resisted this trend for two primary reasons:

1. I don't want to carry around another device.

2. I don't really spend a lot of time with headphones plugged into my ears.

The former is a practial matter.  One more device; one more cord or power adapter.  The latter is perhaps a generational thing, or maybe it's just tht I don't want to feel THAT cut off from the world!

Enter some relatively new capabilities/devices that turn my trusty BlackBerry Curve into a reasonable substitute:

Research in Motion quietly released a tool called BlackBerry Media Sync which syncs iTunes with the BlackBerry.  Combine that with a 16gb microSD card from Samsung and you have a viable (if a bit underpowered) portable media device, and no need to carry around an iPod.  The Media Sync program is here:  http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/media/mediasync.jsp.  I'm just testing it now, and will update this with any issues.  The Sandisk 16gb card can be purchased in many places.  Search on Amazon.com for a starting point. 

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