This almost makes me wish I was a Sprint customer, but hopefully Pandora’s new partnership will trickle across carriers. My favorite music service (and how could it not be?) will now be available on Sprint handsets: free for the first 30 days and just $3 a month (on top of the Sprint Power Vision fee) after that. Pandora will be pre-installed on some phones while others will have to download a Pandora client from their handset web browser. There are five handsets supported in the initial roll-out with more on the way. (Note to Microsoft: Pandora on Zune…good WiFi function?)
We’ve covered Pandora a number of times before but the quick recap and reason why we love it so: it analyzes the songs and artists you like to determine what audio attributes are appealing to you. Pandora plays songs that have similar attributes which in turn means you end up hearing songs that you enjoy listening to. It’s an amazing service that just became more mobile with the Sprint deal; for Sonos music owners: Pandora is coming to your home too, joining Rhapsody, Napster, Zune Marketplace and other streaming music services.