Why the iTunes Phone is Doomed Before Liftoff

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 08:59
Category: Mobile Phone

iPodLounge: “BusinessWeek reports that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and Cingular will introduce new services for downloading digital music directly to mobile phones later this year, and that the first two companies have already turned down carrying the Motorola iTunes phone because of their upcoming offerings.” Read More…


iPodLounge: “BusinessWeek reports that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and Cingular will introduce new services for downloading digital music directly to mobile phones later this year, and that the first two companies have already turned down carrying the Motorola iTunes phone because of their upcoming offerings.”
One readers asks about iTunes for Symbian phones.
Mike Perlman writes: “What’s the difference between the Moto and Nokia phones? Why doesn’t Apple make iTunes for Symbian? The difference between Nokia(Symbian) and other players is that the music is played from an app running on an OS and not a purpose built device. So what’s the problem? Apple should have seen this coming. As long as it isn’t tied to a closed system (ie Apple/iTunes/iPod) Anyone can take advantage of the device, no. Best to cannabalize one’s sales then let someone else steal them.”

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