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Motorola CEO: iTunes mobile phone still coming

Motorola’s iTunes-compatible mobile phone will see the light of day in the next few months, the company’s chief executive, Ed Zander, said Wednesday. During Motorola’s first quarter financial conference call, Zander confirmed that the phone is still coming out despite questions that arose after the company cancelled the introduction of the phone at the CeBIT conference in March.

“There has been some speculation that Motorola might delay the launch of its music-playing mobile phone because of lack of enthusiasm among US network operators,” reports The Financial Times. “Zander sees innovative mobile phones, such as the sleek and successful Razr, as the key to competing with Nokia, the market leader.”

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1

It was apparently going to be called off because phone companies want to charge ~$3/song, much like they do with ringtones now.

I hate how cell-phone companies try as hard as they can to squeeze as much money as possible out of their customers.

It’s my number, my phone, my music:  I should be allowed to listen to said music on said phone without having to pay for the privilege to do so.

Repeat the Google mantra with me:  “Don’t be evil.”

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on April 20, 2005 at 11:53 PM (CDT)

2

By now they’ve lost any excitement for the phone that may once have existed. Nobody really cares anymore…

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on April 21, 2005 at 1:02 PM (CDT)

3

when is this phone gonna come? I’ve done the 2 dollar cingular downloads when i already have the song in itunes, i don’t like it!!

Posted by scottishfishes8 in Chicago, IL on April 21, 2005 at 6:18 PM (CDT)

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