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But Will It (They?) Fit in Your Change Pocket? August 30, 2005

Posted by David Card in Digital Home & Personal Tech.

I can’t resist:


For those who are hyperventilating about downloading songs over the air to a mobile phone, just remember some history. The iPod didn’t succeed because of the iTunes store. In fact, it was the reverse. The ratio of iTunes sold to iPods sold is about 20:1. Twenty songs won’t fill a Shuffle, let alone a Mini or a White model.

iPods take advantage of existing collections of MP3s, and so should a music-capable phone. “Sideloading” — or docking a phone to your PC — is much more interesting than over-the-air downloading, at least for now.

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