Here are some of the interesting bits….
"The two companies will reportedly first develop a 3G cell phone model that incorporate functions reminiscent of Apple's popular iPod, eliminating the need for consumers to carry two separate devices. "
Ok , the Nokia already does this , this is one of the reasons i bought the N91 so i didnt have to carry an IPOD as well, Apple seems to be seeing this as well and are now entering the ring.
"These handsets are to be released in Japan sometime this year at the earliest," the report states."
I suspect that is is the test market, if you can make it here then your on to a winner, but time will tell.
"Apple plans to later introduce similar media-enabled cell phones in the United States, the report adds. Details such as the fee for downloading songs is said to be up for discussion amongst the two companies at a later date.
The reliability of the report is unknown. "
What is reliable?? Ok so here is my view on this.
Apple are starting to see that the IPOD is coming under more preassure to hold on to its market share, this is understandable , who wouldnt want a piece of the cake!
The Nokia company has shown that it means business and with the launch of the Nokia N91 its a serious contender, granted its a small step but it shows where they are heading . If they can get the market share for mobiles with built in mp3's and market it right then why would anyone buy an extra device to carry around??
Expect to see a battle on the way , so far Nokia have won round one.