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Microsoft, Motorola Partner On Music Handset
Microsoft Corp. and Motorola Inc. on Monday said they are collaborating on a music handset, which would compete against a similar phone by Motorola that supports Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes music platform.
The Microsoft phone would support the Redmond, Wash., software maker's copyright protection software, as well as its Windows media platform, officials announced at the 3GSM World Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Motorola's Apple-supported ROKR and SLVR phones currently are available in the United States through Cingular Wireless. The Apple and Microsoft phones do not support each other's technologies.
Motorola's decision to support both platforms was not a surprise.
"It was our thinking all along that Motorola would not put all of its eggs in one basket," Chris Ambrosio, analyst for Strategy Analytics, said. "It makes sense to support as many platforms as they can."
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