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 and , 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.