Microsoft Corp. is planning to have a portable music and video player out by Christmas in a challenge to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod.
The digital player will have a wireless Internet connection, enabling users to download music without being linked to a computer, a feature the iPod doesn't offer, according to people briefed on Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft's plans.
Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, is seeking to take share from Apple's iPod, which commands 77 percent of the $4 billion U.S. market for digital music players, based on figures from market researcher NPD Group Inc. Apple's iTunes music store is used for 72 percent of music downloads. Microsoft has spent the past six years relying on partners to make players that use its software.
I have a feeling it will launch along side apples new device.
Bring it on, competition breeds innovation, price drops, and better service. All you MS haters better realize that the market should welcome and and all forms of technology.
yea just as microsoft with it`s windows welcomes others..sure your right!
They should make a portable Xbox...that ALSO works as a portable media player. With the internet connection and Live anywhere capabilities it would be a really cool addition to the lineup. By denegrating this device to simple media functionality will greatly reduce the potential market share (most people already have a portable music/movie player)!!
I hope it will be functional with 360.