MP3 is all well and good, but some music fans crave better compression these days -- especially when doing over-the-air music transfers. Beatnik says it has a solution that would allow music transfers over 2.5G networks by compressing content up to 10 times as much as the MP3 format. This would possibly give operators the ability to service more customers while using older networks, opening up an new, untapped market. We've gotta ask: are people using older 2.5G networks really in the hunt for music downloads? Yeah, smaller compression would be good and all -- and Beatnik thinks so too -- but we tend to shy away from visions that encourage extending usage of the crazy-slow GPRS and EDGE networks around the world.

[Via Phone Scoop]

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OTA music files squeezed down 10x, thanks to Beatnik