Available in the United States exclusively from Cingular, the ROKR is the first cell phone to feature built-in iTunes software. Now you can use your music as your ringtone, thanks to Xingtone Inc.’s
software. The new 4.2 release now supports the Motorola ROKR phone. Xingtone Ringtone Maker v4.2 lets you create customized ringtones from an any audio file.
While you can download up to 100 songs from iTunes to the ROKR phone, you can’t use those files as ringtones. Ringtone Maker — an application that runs on the Mac, instead of the phone — enables you to repurpose those songs or other audio files as ringtones.
Xingtone Ringtone Maker is available for Macs and Windows computers and is compatible with more than 120 phones, according to its developer. The software works with CD audio, MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, PCM and other audio formats — though it does not support files encrypted with Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, such as the FairPlay-encrypted songs you download from the iTunes Music Store. It works with leading cell phone carriers including Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and others.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, Safari, 64MB RAM, CD, 20MB free hard disk space and Internet access.