Napster announced that its portable music subscription service "Napster To Go" is available for users of the new AT&T Wireless based Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone. The Napster To Go / Audiovox SMT5600 compatibility enables music fans to seamlessly transfer and play an unlimited number of full-length songs on the go for one monthly price of US$14.95. The Smartphone also supports individual tracks purchased by Napster subscribers or downloaded a la carte from the Napster Light store.
"Napster was the first service to make the promise of the portable subscription model a reality, and today we are taking that innovation to the wireless marketplace," said Chris Gorog, Napster's chairman and CEO. "This new phone from Audiovox and AT&T Wireless furthers Napster's mission to provide music lovers with the ability to conveniently enjoy the most comprehensive digital music experience available."
The Audiovox SMT5600 comes with 28.5MB of internal flash memory which can hold up to 6 songs. Consumers can purchase miniSD memory cards for additional song storage in either 128MB or 256MB models, which can hold approximately two and four hours of songs respectively.
Powered by the Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software, the new Audiovox SMT5600 comes with personal information management (PIM) functionality such as over-the-air access to Outlook Calendar, Inbox and Contacts. In addition to these features, the Audiovox SMT5600 also features a CMOS VGA digital camera with camcorder functionality, a speakerphone and conference calling functionalities, includes pocket versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger and is enabled for Bluetooth and infrared support.