Thursday, June 10, 2004

Nokia vs. Sony?

While the talk was about how Nokia's new clamshell phones might be too little, too late -- no one seems to have picked up the other interesting tidbit in this Reuters article, that Nokia is coming out with their own MP3 player...
"...plans events at its headquarters in Helsinki and in Asia, where it is expected to launch one or two fold-away phones, a music player without a phone keypad, a lightweight communicator model..."
Just tucked in to the middle of a paragraph, between the "buzz lacking" fold-away phones and the expected replacement for the brick. Will this "music player without a phone keypad" even be a phone? or will it be an add-on device that connects via bluetooth to your phone?

Nokia seems to have increasingly fixed its eye on Sony, competing to define the digital lifestyle. Lets hope that both companies realize that these devices eventually all need to be open and programmable...

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