Ringtones and MIDI files: A perfect chord
By Aloysius Choong
Mobile phones have traditionally
been PC-free, meaning they operate independently of computers.
But the trend towards convergence means more and more phones these days come
with peer-to-peer connectivity options such as infrared and Bluetooth. Siemens,
for instance, includes data cables with the S45/ME45 to sync data with your
desktop email client.
This allows information such as phonebook entries and voice memos to be
exchanged between the PC and the mobile phone. Polyphony is one feature that
will benefit greatly from such a bridge, allowing music files to be readily
loaded onto phones as ringtones.