Microsoft and Motorola have joined forces to make a music handset to compete against a similar phone, also made by Motorola, that supports Apple’s iTunes music platform.
The phone will support Microsoft’s copyright protection software, as well as its Windows media platform.
Motorola’s Apple-supported ROKR and SLVR phones are available in the United States and the Apple and Microsoft phones do not support each other’s technologies.
Music-lovers in Europe and the United Kingdom, where high-speed wireless networks are more advanced, have had music phone technology for a while now. It’s slowly filtering through so things are looking up.