November 29, 2005
I don't get the ringtone phenomenon. I'm not a big fan of cellphones generally (I got my very first cellphone ever in August, and I've used it less than 20 minutes since then), and I don't care what the ring sounds like. Certainly I don't care enough to pay for a new ring. But a smart marketer may have come up with a way to potentially dislodge some of my money by offering a ringtone based on the Slinky theme song from its old commercials. See here and then search for "slinky." Unfortunately, the AG Interactive verison is like a bad Muzak knockoff--it's horrible! If you would like to hear a more listenable version of the song, try here.
Meanwhile, according to Clickz, the slinky ringtone is just the beginning:
"Slinky content for mobile devices and IM will include emoticons, backgrounds and wallpapers, winks, avatars, screensavers, video ringtones and clips from the toy's classic commercial."
Posted by Eric at November 29, 2005 09:41 PM | Slinky