Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Wed - Motorola signs Universal to its wireless music service

Mobile phone maker Motorola yesterday signed up Universal, which has performers such as Eminem and Mariah Carey in its catalogue, for iRadio. This is a wireless music service to rival Apple's iTunes, which Motorola is planning to launch in 2006.

The big question is whether 2006 will start to see mobile phones become mass market digital music players to rival dedicated digital music players such as Apple's iPod. Given the lack of effective mobile music handsets today, I suspect you will not see mobile music devices sold in large volumes until 2007.

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