True to our concealed speculation, and hence the lack of front page news coverage, the Motorola E1060 mobile phone shown by the company at this weeks 3GSM conference is not its official iTunes-enabled cellular phone. In an e-mail to MobileTracker on Wednesday, a Motorola spokesmen said the E1060 was used to demonstrate iTunes client, but it is not the company's official iTunes product. "In an Apple-like fashion, Motorola is keeping the first iTunes enabled phone under very close wraps. While Motorola wanted to show off the software, it appears the company wanted to keep the device secret." The mobile site notes that the CTIA Wireless 2005 conference, which is slated to take place March 14-16th in New Orleans, would serve as a more likely announcement date for the official phone. This is the second time that Motorola has demonstrated a new model mobile phone with an embedded iTunes client, causing enough confusion that several mainstream publications, including Reuters, seems to be stumbling on accuracy when reporting on the subject.
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2/16/05 at 12:58pm