Friday, July 14, 2006

Music Phones to Challenge the iPod Supremacy?

A fairly interesting article that touches a chord with me since I'm using a K750i as my phone / mp3 player:
"At first, 26-year-old London resident Rachel Slack carried around both her Apple iPod and her mobile phone. But in November, after buying a Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman phone with enough memory for about 100 songs, she started leaving her iPod at home."
One thing this article doesn't mention though is a lack of support for DRM. That means that unless you have an Apple blessed phone, ala Rockr, you're not going to be able to play anything you bought on iTunes unless you take some steps to remove the DRM (breaking the law, yada yada yada). This is where DRM holds part of the key to Apple's domination. People are locked in to playing on Apple iPods, iPod phones or iTunes on a PC.

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