Q. What is the iMelody ringtones format?
iMelody was developed by the irDa association
(infrared communications) as a standard file format for
melodies. It has also been adopted as the ringtone format by the
4 companies developing the Enhanced Message Service (EMS), a
smart messaging standard.
iMelody is a feature-rich melody format,
featuring volume modifiers which can be used to vary the actual
volume throughout a melody, special codes to flash a phone's
backlight, LED or make it vibrate and other advanced features.
iMelody is used in some recent phones by
Ericsson, Alcatel, Motorola and Siemens. As of summer 2001, a
growing number of phones from these companies are expected to be
able to receive ringtones over the air through an EMS message in
the iMelody format.