Motorola Unveils iTunes-compatible E1060 Phone

At the 3GSM World Congress taking place this week in France, Motorola announced a myriad of new cell phones Monday, including the long awaited iTunes-compatible E1060, slated to ship in the fourth-quarter of 2005.

The E1060 uses TransFlash memory, expandable to 512MB, to store music in MPEG-4/WMV/WMA/MP3 formats, as well as to handle the other duties of the versatile phone, which packs a 1.3 megapixel digital camera for still photos, as well as a VGA camera for teleconferencing. Other features include Bluetooth 2, a WAP 2.0 browser, and multimedia messaging service capabilities.

"Weire committed to have iTunes as the default music client, but weill also continue to support other music players such as RealPlayer," Amer Husaini, vice president for Motorolais mobile devices group in Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said at the trade show.

Reuters has more on the announcement, while gadget sites Gizmodo and Engadget dish up the details on Motorolais other new phones.