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January 8, 2006

Microsoft blocking MP3s on Verizon V CAST phones?

Posted by David Hunter at 8:41 AM ET.

At CES last week, Verizon Wireless launched its V CAST music service for mobile phones using Microsoft’s Windows Media technology. Now Engadget points to PCS Intel who is reporting that installing V CAST removes a phone’s previous ability to play ordinary MP3 files such as those acquired from Apple’s iTunes store or created from a personal CD collection without a conversion to Windows Media formats.

Update: The final resolution of this was that Microsoft is not blocking MP3′s, it was a design choice by Verizon.

Filed under Apple, CES06, Conferences, Coopetition, DRM, Digital Media, Technologies, Verizon

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