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Napster for iPhone looks pretty, but sounds ugly

Napster for the iOS is a nicely designed app with an excellent user interface, plentiful features, and speedy navigation. Unfortunately, the sound quality isn't quite up to snuff.

Screenshot by Jasmine France

In terms of music apps, Napster lagged behind the competition until its caching-capable mobile program hit the iTunes music store. Luckily, what finally did arrive is a pleasure to behold. Clearly a lot of effort went into designing the look and feel of the Napster for iOS app. The interface is quite simply one of the best we've seen from a mobile music program, with options laid out in a handy grid of large buttons and a slick, graphically appealing theme. Sadly, sound quality falls very short of the offerings from Rhapsody and Slacker.

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