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Motorola blames Apple for iTunes phone no-show at CeBIT

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Mar 2005 3:21

Motorola blames Apple for iTunes phone no-show at CeBIT Many people were disappointed when Motorola failed to display any of their upcoming iTunes phones at CeBIT in Germany. Speculation that spread suggested that the reason the phone has not been publicised at all yet was over disagreements with mobile phone carriers but Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's mobile phone division downplayed such rumours. "I've got lots of carriers fighting to be the first one we go with," he said. In fact the reason that nobody got a look at iTunes phones is more of Steve Jobs fault, Motorola believes.
"The first thing you're seeing here is a merger of two different industries with different ideas of launching products." he said. "Steve's perspective is that you launch a product on Sunday and sell it on Monday." he added. Motorola generally like to show upcoming products very early, but as we all already know, Steve Jobs isn't too keen on the idea. Garriques said Motorola is on schedule to deliver two phones that can play music downloaded from the iTunes service this year.

The possibility of storing digital audio on a mobile phone the same way you store it on an iPod or any other digital audio player has enormous potential, as now in a lot of places in the world, everybody seems to have a mobile phone and the trend of always having the best and newest mobile phones hasn't died just yet.


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