Ringtone roundup: Still in the pink

"Pink Panther" is still a ringtone favorite, but television season may bring more interesting and free choices.

Hopefully, the start of the television season means the return of more interesting (and free) ringtones from network and show sites.

Yes, it's blatant advertising and probably an attempt to get your cell number and market research info. But, you can't deny it's also fun to have a Heroes ringtone on your little cell phone.

As for Billboard's top ringtones chart, it's the same top four favorites. Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther" theme ringtone is in No. 1, with Grupo Montez De Durango's "Adios Amor Te Vas" at No. 2, Koji Kondo's "Super Mario Bros. Theme" in third, and 50 Cent Featuring Olivia in fourth with "Candy Shop."

We'll check back once the TV season has started to let your in on where those ringtone freebies can be found and who's offering them.

About the author

In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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