the Forbes magazine, Apple and Motorola could soon show the mobile phone they
are developing to play music purchased from Apple's iTunes online music store.
As announced earlier this year - both companies signed a partnership to support
Apple iTunes music files on dedicated Motorola mobile phones.
"We've said we have something coming on this in the first half of 2005
and we're definitely on schedule for that. Hopefully you'll be able to see
more about it soon," says Eddy Cue, vice president in charge of applications
If the phone is as far along as Cue suggests, then Apple Chief Executive
Steve Jobs would be likely to announce it during his annual keynote speech
at MacWorld Expo, scheduled for Jan. 11, 2005 in San Francisco.
Basically it's nothing special - "all they have to do" is supporting Apple's
DRM protected AAC music files with Motorola's media player used with their
mobile phones. Anyway, it's an interesting combination that manufactures
team--up with online music shops to compete carriers who are doing/planning the
same stuff without partnering with dedicated music stores but prefer to build
and maintain their own systems.
Cheers ~ Arne
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