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Sprint's pricey song store

Sprint's pricey song store

Sprint Nextel has done what just weeks ago I thought was the impossible. The carrier has unveiled a music download service that (surprise!) actually lets you purchase music wirelessly. The service will be offered on upcoming Samsung and Sanyo phones compatible with the fledging Sprint 3G EV-DO network that is due for broad expansion through the close of the year and in 2006. While most MP3 cell phones, such as the Motorola Rokr E1 and Sony Ericsson W800i, force you to download songs through a computer, Sprint's store is truly mobile with magic music purchases over the air. But don't get too excited yet: Sprint says songs will cost a staggering $2.50 each. Yet again, it's one step forward, two steps back.