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BBC looks to develop radio device for iPods

The BBC is reportedly in talks with technology companies to develop an add-on digital radio device for iPods and MP3 players. While the BBC has yet to confirm compatible devices, The Scotsman reports that the iPod is understood to be one. The newspaper said the device would be “a small tube containing a DAB digital radio chip that clips on to an MP3 player.” Simon Nelson, controller of radio and music interactive at the BBC, commented that the broadcaster needs to “ensure there are devices that can enable people to listen to radio—especially on something they already carry around.”

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1

Rock!  I’d so love to be able to listen to DAB radio on my iPod.  I hope they do as good a job with it as the Apple FM remote for the 5g iPods apparently is.

Posted by phennphawcks on August 11, 2006 at 1:10 PM (CDT)

2

The reason I bought my ipod was so I would never have to listen to raido again. Isn’t this a step backwards, oh yeah its the BBC.

Posted by mango on August 12, 2006 at 1:22 PM (CDT)

3

Fantastic… if not DAB in the iPod, a compact add-on is the way to go.

mango - how is this a step backwards? You bought an iPod to leave radio behind… so is the BBC forcing you to get an OPTIONAL add on, and forcing you to listen to the radio. No.

Its a step forward for those of us who require the radio every now and again… as I do. For those who anre’t impressed by it - don’t use it! Simple!

Posted by Piarco75 on August 14, 2006 at 6:24 AM (CDT)

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