A recently published report by Consect indicates that global mobile phone ringtone sales will total $4 billion in 2004. The report also reveals that, in the U. S., total sales have doubled from $150 million in 2003 to more than $300 million for 2004, making the U.S. one of the fastest growing and largely untapped markets for mobile music.
Xingtone Ringtone Maker enables consumers to convert and transfer portions of an audio file from their computer or a CD to their mobile phones using cable-free, over-the-air transmission. The desktop application offers a workflow for preparing music or audio voice recordings and is both Windows- and Mac-compatible. Xingtone Ringtone Maker supports more than 100 handsets from budget-buy to high-end devices and works with major U.S. carriers, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS, Cingular (including AT&T Wireless), and T-Mobile. Consumers may test their phone's compatibility with Xingtone Ringtone Maker at www.Xingtone.com.
Xingtone Ringtone Maker is widely available in retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, and direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com/go/xingtone. The suggested retail price is $19.95. Desktop software requires an Internet connection and a system running Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, or Mac 10.2.8.