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Report: Wireless Microsoft iPod rival due by Christmas

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2006
News Categories: iPod

Bloomberg News has uncovered new details of Microsoft’s forthcoming iPod rival and iTunes Music Store clone. The Microsoft-branded portable music and video player will reportedly be out by Christmas, featuring a wireless Internet connection to download music without a computer. Bloomberg says the device is being developed under the supervision of Xbox executives Robbie Bach and J. Allard. In addition, Microsoft is said to have hired music industry executive Chris Stephenson to meet with music and Hollywood companies about licensing content for the Microsoft digital media store. Bloomberg says Microsoft has already met with EMI Group, Universal Music Group, NBC, Fox, and CBS.

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21

Apple’s biggest weakness right now is screen size, battery life (video), and sound quality.

MS needs to beat Apple at these things AND somehow mimic everything else Apple does right with their hardware and sofware.  That’s not including the whole accessories market that needs to be emulated to keep buyers happy (cases, FM transmitters, etc..)

It would also be smart to release one device that was 80+ GB for the audiophiles/movie buffs.

I don’t think MS has the ability to do accomplish this (without going broke).  It’ll be fun to see what they come out with though… We might be surprised!

Posted by Takeo on July 9, 2006 at 11:12 PM (PDT)

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I don’t care what features MS says it has… it will still only be another crapy product from MS!  And who in the wolrd wants that?


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=36099539665548298&q=ipod+microsoft

Posted by Mike M on July 10, 2006 at 11:55 PM (PDT)

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Yo Mama!

Posted by Pedro on July 11, 2006 at 2:29 PM (PDT)

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