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Motorola E1060 not the iTunes phone

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
News Categories: iTunes

As first reported by MobileTracker, Motorola’s E1060 mobile phone is not the long-awaited iTunes phone as widely thought. Motorola said Wednesday that the E1060, shown earlier this week at the 3GSM conference in France, was only used to demonstrate iTunes and is not the iTunes phone despite a widely cited Reuters report that said the opposite.

“The E1060 was used to demonstrate the iTunes client; however, it is not our iTunes product,” Motorola said in a statement acquired by iLounge. “As you would expect, for competitive reasons, we are holding information (including specs and design) very closely until the appropriate time and venue for a product launch.”

MobileTracker said the iTunes phone could be officially introduced at CTIA Wireless 2005, which takes place next month in New Orleans, LA.

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Comments

1

Isn’t this the second time we’ve been shown a phone by Motorola, only to be told later on that it isn’t the real deal? Is the E1060 still going to be released with iTunes on it though, even though it isn’t the long awaited iTunes phone?

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on February 16, 2005 at 7:19 AM (PDT)

2

Thank god, that thing was ugly. I hope they make it white. That would rock.

Posted by Edson346 on February 16, 2005 at 8:22 AM (PDT)

3

oooooooopppppppps.

Posted by schaaking in Minneapolis on February 16, 2005 at 10:15 AM (PDT)

4

Wasn’t that E398 they showed also meant to demonstrate the iTunes feature? And then this…

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on February 16, 2005 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

5

> Is the E1060 still going to be released with iTunes on it though, even though it isn’t the long awaited iTunes phone?

My understanding is yes. But for some reason, they are waiting for some mystery phone that will be the “first.” Then the other phones can get iTunes too.

Posted by Nagromme on February 16, 2005 at 12:26 PM (PDT)

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