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Apple is poised to unveil a mobile phone that plays music just like its best-selling iPod.

Made by Motorola the handset will have Apple iTunes onboard and will be available via the US Cingular phone service.

The news was broken by analyst Roger Entner who said he had been briefed about the device and the partners producing it.

None of the companies involved were prepared to comment on the revelations.

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Speculation that the music phone was about to be unveiled began when Apple issued teasing invites for a press conference on 7 September.

Apple famously never talks about unreleased products but it did let slip that the press conference was "music related".

Adding to the speculation was the admission by Motorola that the iTunes phone it was preparing with Apple would be ready for release by the end of September.

But meat was put on the bones of the announcement by Ovum analyst Entner who gave details of the forthcoming phone to newswires and papers.

Mr Entner said the device will give a phone music playing abilities roughly equivalent to Apple's iPod shuffle.

This smaller music playing device has either 512MB or 1GB of storage. The larger model can hold up to 240 songs.

The handset due to be unveiled will reportedly be the first in a series of iTunes equipped phones made by Motorola that will be given the name "Rokr".

What is unclear as yet is whether the phone will allow for music to be downloaded via wireless services or only when the gadget is connected to a computer.

Apple and Motorola are not the first to unveil handsets that can play music. Many handsets already have basic media players on board and store many tracks on high-capacity memory cards.

However, the huge success that Apple's iPod in all its guises has enjoyed could help the company to another success.

The launch of an iTunes-using phone has been promised and delayed many times before now. The phone was originally due to be shown off at the German Cebit technology fair in March.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4200540.stm
 
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i still feel they shud have retained the exclusivity of the iPod... restrict to music
 
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Its the same E398 phone with software and firmware and few hardware changes! Looks nearly the same!
 
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I got iTunes 6.
I just wanna use it as a jukebox cuz i feel that it plays the files better than winamp or wmp.

But it only plays mp3 by default.
Does ne1 know howto play ogg n wma files on it.

I found a plugin at http://qtcomponents.sf.net but the problem is I already had the K-Lite mega codec pack installed on my pc. So when iTunes upgraded my QT it updated it in C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\QuickTime\.

Now where do i put the downloaded component cuz theres no folder like quicktime in system32.

Also, how do i go about playin wmaz??

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Macintosh maker Apple recently launched their first Mac computers powered by the Intel Dual Core processors. In addition, the company also updated their Apple iTunes applications with performance and security upgrades. However, the latest reports coming in suggest that the new upgrade has certain privacy issues, which have resulted in media analysts criticizing the company.

More: https://broadbandforum.co/archives/2006/0...-itunes-update/
 
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Bear Stearns is one of the analysts who have predicted that the search engine company might launch a beta version of such an application in the coming months. Bear Stearns wrote in a research statement: “We believe that Google is in the midst of creating its own iTunes competitor, which we’ve dubbed ‘Google Tunes’. We think this is a logical step, now that the nascent Google Video product has been introduced.”

More: https://broadbandforum.co/archives/2006/01/27/google-tunes/
 
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Apple might soon offer Movie Rentals on Apple iTunes
Apple Insider has learnt that Apple might have a super duper major announcement for us. The company might use the upcoming Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to announce the debut of movie rentals through the iTunes Music Store.
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Microsoft Zune to take on Apple iPod and iTunes?
Software giants Microsoft might have had another dud on their hands with the recently launched Origami project but they sure seem to be working hard on developing a challenger to the Apple iPod and iTunes products.
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Friends coming soon on Apple iTunes
We now have more awesome news coming from the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. The company has now joined the long list of major Hollywood studio to offer television shows on the popular Apple iTunes digital content store.
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Metallica now available on Apple iTunes
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Audible.com renew contract with Apple’s iTunes Music Store
Audible.com is a company, which specializes in providing downloadable audio books and radio shows. They have now renewed their contract with Apple Computers to provide their content on Apple iTunes digital music and video store.
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