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May 12, 2005

Gates Sees Mobile Phones Overtaking iPods

Reuters: Bill Gates has predicted that mobile phones will overtake the iPod as the portable MP3 player of choice...a statement which should be completely unsurprising to anybody. "As good as Apple may be, I don't believe the success of the iPod is sustainable in the long run...You can make parallels with computers: Apple was very strong in this field before, with its Macintosh and its graphics user interface -- like the iPod today -- and then lost its position," Gates said. The cofounder of Microsoft went on to say that Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 will "make wireless e-mail ubiquitous"... Related stories: --Mobile Phones Accused Of Planning iPod Death --Engadget Interviews Bill Gates --Will Music Enabled Cell Phones Replace MP3 Players?

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