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Forbes: Apple & Moto Are Close to Showing iTunes Phone

Forbes: Apple & Moto Are Close to Showing iTunes Phone

by , 4:00 PM EST, December 16th, 2004

Forbes is reporting that Apple and Motorola may be close to showing off the first product to be born of the companies' agreement to move iTunes to Motorola's cell phones. The story was based on an interview with Eddy Cue, vice president in charge of applications at Apple, who told Forbes, "We've said we have something coming on this in the first half of 2005 and we're definitely on schedule for that. Hopefully you'll be able to see more about it soon."

The agreement between the company allows Motorola to include iTunes on its cell phones, which could then play music downloaded from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

"What we've talked about is a something that is valuable for the mass market," Mr. Cue told Forbes. "It has to be a phone in the middle-tier of the market, not a $500-tier phone. It has to be very seamless to use. And we're very happy with the results."

Forbes also suggests that if the phone is as far along the development path as Mr. Cue suggested, it could make an appearance as early as Macworld San Francisco in early January.

The full article has more information on the agreement, the relationship between Apple and Motorola, and other relation issues.

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