/ Motorola Team Up to Compete Against Sony Napster and Sirius
won FCC approval for a new phone that features an Apple iTunes
player. If the rumors are right, Apple will be announcing a new
iPod phone in partnership with Motorola and Cingular Wireless. Most
insiders have predicted this marriage between phone an iPod for
The new Motorola
E790 is expected to include a iTunes player program with
instructions for downloading iTunes music files to your computer.
The music can then be transferred to their new cell phone.
It is expected that
Apple will make the announcement at a press conference on September
7th. Various news sources have reported that the new
phone / iPod will be released by the end of September. Apples like
usual is hush – hush.
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iPod phone will be available in two models. Customers will have a
choice between 512MB or 1GB of storage. The 1GB model can hold up
to 240 songs. It is hoped that this will breathe new profit into
the cell phone industry.
The big drawback is
that the music must first be downloaded to your computer before can
be installed on the phone. The handsets are the first in a series
Motorola has called "Rokr".
There are several
other phones that play music on the market. Sony has tried to
reinvent the Walkman with it’s new Walkman phone. Napster and
Ericsson have announced plans to develop a downloadable music player
/ phone with Napster To Go using "side loading" technology. Sirius
Satellite Radio said in June it will supply streaming music to
Now Apple and
Motorola are making an attempt at convergence with their iPod
Phone. According to Jupiter Research the number of wireless phones
that support music will skyrocket to 70 million units by 2010. It
is expected that these players / phones will be more common than the
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