Looks like I'm always singing the same tune: telephone karaoke! Previously, I wrote about a number you can call to sing along; soon, you'll be able to karaoke on the go without even dialing. The cellphone game Mobiloke will play songs with the lead singer's voice removed while your screen scrolls through lyrics and highlights the current phrase, just like a real karaoke machine. We're not sure yet when the service will launch in the U.S., but word has it that a big distribution deal is about to be announced for Canada, where Mobiloke will probably be available in late May or early June. With any luck, we'll all be making sweet music by the end of summer. —Lauren Aaronson
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Actually "Carry-oke" is an English mipronounciation of what should be pronounced "Kara-oke" which means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. It is because of this mispronouniation that "karaoke" is occasionally misspelled as "kareoke."
Well, here it is over four years later, and Mobiloke apparently no longer exists. You see, us karaoke lovers are a special niche, and all attempts to dumb-down karaoke by mainstreaming it will fail. Karaoke is very popular, but mainstream? No way.