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Microsoft WiPod?

Thursday, July 06, 2006
Okay, maybe not a WiPod per se, but rumours are flying that Microsoft's upcoming portable media device and related iTunes-store-like service will feature wireless technology. As Bloomberg reports:
Microsoft Corp. is planning to have a portable music and video player out by Christmas in a challenge to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod.

The digital player will have a wireless Internet connection, enabling users to download music without being linked to a computer, a feature the iPod doesn't offer, according to people briefed on Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft's plans.

It's well-known that Apple has a registered patent for a wireless iPod (yes, it would simply have to be a WiPod), so perhaps competition will force them to think about wireless technology for the market leader, too?

[Via iLounge]

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1 Comments:

At 7/08/2006 01:16:00 pm, Anonymous tmz_99 said...

I suppose that apple will probably monkey this feature soon enough anyway. Then there is the problem that most people already OWN an mp3 player, you really have to show them something new, and something somewhat tested. If apple come to the market a bit late, but just late enough so that people are used to wifi mp3, then they will probably pick up the majority share anyways...

 

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