Not many mobile phones have been touted as "iPod killers", maybe the first one was be the HTC Magician (i-mate JAM, Xda mini) which has a similar shape but misses the hard disk, the other one might be the Samsung SGH-i300 which is a Windows Mobile Smartphone and includes a 3 GB HDD.
However, today's announced Nokia N91 combines a mobile phone with a 4-gigabyte hard disk to create a portable music player with room for up to 3000 songs and supports MP3, M4A, AAC and WMA.
Coming around the corner with an industry standard 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and dedicated music keys on the face it could become the first real "Mobilewalkman".
"The Nokia N91 delivers both a fantastic music experience and cutting-edge phone features," said Jonas Geust, Vice President, Music at Nokia. "What sets the Nokia N91 apart is the fact that it is always connected - you can download new music while on the move, add it to your favorite playlist and then share your playlist with friends. It's truly the world's best mobile connected jukebox."
Connecting your PC via USB2.0 (which isn't supported by Windows Mobile devices yet) or Bluetooth it looks exceptionally easy to manage your playlists.
Wow, this will be a hot music summer. On the Windows Mobile front we expect the Samsung SGH-i300 and the Orange SPVC550/T-Mobile SDA II Music, on the traditional mobile phone front we can expect Nokia's N91 and SonyEricsson's W800i.
Cheers ~ Arne