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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

iPod Cell Phone

Roger Entner, a telecommunications analyst with Ovum has reported that he has been told by an industry executive that the new "iPod phone", to be made by Motorola, would be marketed by Cingular Wireless. Mr. Entner said it would include iTunes software, which helps power the iPod.

The software will allow people to transfer songs from a computer to the mobile phone, then listen to the songs, presumably through headphones. "It's a deluxe music player now on your cellphone," he said of the device.

Apple, Motorola and Cingular declined to confirm or deny the report. But Apple did announce on Monday that it would hold a major news event on Sept. 7 in San Francisco and indicated it will be music-related.

The writing has been on the wall for this type of integration for quite a while. The iPod and cell phone are two of the most common handheld digital devices...I'm surprised it's taken as long as it has to integrate the two.


At 1:48 PM, brice said...

They have been talking about this one forever... A couple of quick sticking points...

1. It's a Motorola...
2. Can I get one if I trade in my iPod and Cell Phone?

At 2:03 PM, GuyFromChicago said...

Yea...Motorola kind of makes me nervous. There stuff hasn't exactly been cutting edge the last few years. (A small cell phone is not cutting edge)

I wonder what this thing...whatever it's called...will end up costing?


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