MP3 phones to overthrow iPod?

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ipod_5g.jpgIn a recent study found on Cellular News conducted by Continental Research, it turns out that mp3-capable mobile phones might just have a chance against the giant mecca that is the iPod. Currently only 23% of handsets have mp3 playing capabilities, but 13% of those who own one use it everyday, and 70% say they do at least once a week.

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Encouraging numbers, especially with the recent release of the Pearl and upcoming 8800′s. Admittedly, I’ve yet to switch over to an mp3 phone and have gone through the iPod’s catalogue, enjoying the Nano, Shuffle, and the one that started it all. I’ve noticed, though, that my pockets can only hold so much and some consolidation may be necessary in the coming months. What about you folks? Do you see you dropping your iPod within the next year?

  • George

    I wrote off playing mp3s on cellphones a long time ago but my mind quickly changed when I was playing around with Sony’s W300. The phone is on the entry-level side but it’s still fricken sweet, with mp3, bluetooth transfer, and radio!

  • George

    I wrote off playing mp3s on cellphones a long time ago but my mind quickly changed when I was playing around with Sony’s W300. The phone is on the entry-level side but it’s still fricken sweet, with mp3, bluetooth transfer, and radio!

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