I was going to write up a full blown review on this one but since it’s still in Beta and a little hard to get hold of then I will wait until the full version gets released.
Miutunes. Take out the ‘M’ and the ‘U’ and you have ‘iTunes’. Sound familiar? Well it will certainly look familiar. If you like the ‘iPod’ (Touch or iPhone) style of media player then you are going to love this one.
Simprit Pty Ltd are on a winner with this application. Whilst still in Beta, the Miutunes integrates perfectly with the controls on my 8310 Curve giving you the standard selection of; Albums, Artists, Songs, Genres and Years (when the music was made). The difference is the layout is in a ‘Circular’ format and spins around to your selection when you flick your trackball either way.
When you first load the application you get the option to sync all your music from the other files on your Berry. Once imported, you’re away. With all the song selection options you get a list view kind of like the iPod Classic style most have grown accustomed to but in the ‘Artwork’ selection mode you get the same sort of interface as Apples new ‘Coverflow’. Being a bit of an Apple fan, I love it…(yes I know I’m going to cop it in the comments section as far as being an Apple fan and writing for a BlackBerry site but anyone who has ever used Leopard OSX will understand). Again just flick through your album artwork (cover art) with you trackball , press to select the album which then flips over and just scroll through the list of songs. Easy. Simple. And Seamless.
You also get the standard options of making playlists, shuffle and repeating songs as well as standard volume controls. The only area that I found it lacking was the absence of an equalizer (Ronen wont be happy) but apart from that this is an excellent media player…
Now the hard part. Getting hold of it. I had a reader send me an invite to test the beta version of this so it made life easy but from what I have heard the waiting list is long. Go to http://www.miutunes.com/ and add yourself to the beta testing list or just wait a bit for the full version to be released.