Motorola to make Windows Media phones, keep separate iTunes phone line

“Motorola said on Monday it had signed a deal to use Windows Media technology from Microsoft in a new range of music phones that would sell alongside its iTunes phone developed with Apple,” Lucas van Grinsven reports for Reuters. “Motorola Inc., the world’s second biggest mobile phone maker behind Nokia, will launch between one and three Windows Media phones in the second half of 2006, said Chris White, the company’s senior director of global product marketing for music handsets.”

van Grinsven reports, “Motorola, which launched its first iTunes phones last year, will keep Windows Media phones as separate products, he said. ‘The iTunes phones will remain a separate line of products,’ White said at 3GSM, the world’s biggest mobile phone trade fair.”

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Obviously, Motorola must feel that their phones’ user interfaces are still not yet incomprehensible enough and have wisely decided to turn to Microsoft to help them achieve their goal.

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