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July 8, 2006

Microsoft demurs on “iPod Killer” stories

Posted by David Hunter at 10:39 AM ET.

Microsoft finally commented yesterday on the recent iPod Killer reports as Scott M. Fulton, III describes at TG Daily:

In a carefully worded response this morning, a Microsoft spokesperson denied his company’s participation in a demonstration of a portable music device capable of wireless networking to music industry executives, calling a Bloomberg report on Wednesday and a Associated Press report this morning “speculation and rumors.” However, the spokesperson stopped short of denying a demonstration of such a device from someone took place.

“For the stories you are seeing,” the spokesperson wrote TG Daily, “they are based on speculation and rumors and, as such, Microsoft didn’t participate. We don’t have anything to announce at this time.”

Curiouser and curiouser. The BBC has a similar story.



Filed under Apple, Coopetition, Digital Media, Hardware, Media Player, Microsoft, New Form Factors, Portable Media Center, Technologies

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One Response to “Microsoft demurs on “iPod Killer” stories”

  1. More Microsoft iPod Killer details: codename Argo and an Xbox brand -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Despite Microsoft denials, Brier Dudley at the Seattle Times says the iPod Killer is for real and has more details: Microsoft is indeed developing a digital-media player to compete with Apple’s iPod, and there’s much more to the story. … What’s being developed is actually a complete line of Xbox-branded digital-media products, including a device that plays media, a software media player and an online media service. [...]

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