Music in mobile games is merely an afterthought today, but is expected to become of greater importance as more media-centric phones hit the market.

This ZDNet Asia story, reprinted in BusinessWeek, points to such devices as the Walkman series from Sony Ericsson and, of course, the upcoming Apple iPhone as products that will begin to raise the mobile game music bar.

"We have been talking to Apple about games [for the iPhone]" says EA Mobile senior vice president Mitch Lasky. "We see a lot of the technology that we've utilized on the iPod side being incorporated into the iPhone."