Information Appliance Associates has released pearlTunes, the first ever tool to take unlicensed music in the Windows version of Apple iTunes and automatically copy and convert it to RIM’s new BlackBerry Pearl.
pearlTunes copies MP3s and other unprotected digital music from selected playlists in iTunes to the microSD memory card
in the user’s BlackBerry Pearl. This allows the user to copy just their favorite selections to their smartphone.
"One of the great things about the new BlackBerry Pearl is its ability to integrate multimedia into the existing BlackBerry form
factor," said said Terence Goggin, CTO of Information Appliance Associates. "So many users are going to fall in love with the ability to carry the music they listen to on their iTunes with them on the BlackBerry Pearl. This is a really exciting merging of two worlds."
pearlTunes sells for $9.95 on the Information Appliance Associates web site.
Beyond the Pearl
This is not this company’s first synchronization tool. Various version of its PocketMac application can automatically move iTunes music onto a Pocket PC, WM Smartphone, or a Playstation Portable, as well as perform many other functions.