For heavy music listeners and explorers of new tunes, subscription-based music services make a lot sense on a mobile device. Instead of being bound to your phone's limited storage, you have access to millions of songs for a single monthly fee.
That's why I picked RealNetworks' Rhapsody (and its competitor Spotify, which isn't yet available in the United States) on the Apple iPhone as one of my five most welcome products of 2009.
Announced on Rhapsody's blog Tuesday, Rhapsody for Android is in beta testing right now, and it will work the same way as the iPhone version--$14.99 a month for unlimited streams from the company's library of 8 million songs.
Nonsubscribers can try the service free of charge for seven days. To sign up to participate in the beta test, visit Rhapsody's Facebook page and shoot it a message.