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Music player hullabaloo

Creative plays the patent card as Apple teases a "special event" and speculation turns to an iTunes phone.

Apple looks to continue its string of hits--and knockouts, eh Rio?--as a rival plays the patent card and speculation turns to a musical phone.

Creative wins patent for MP3 player interface

Patent covers an interface--also found on the iPod--that lets people navigate successive screens of artists, albums and songs.
August 30, 2005

Analyst: Cingular to use Motorola's iTunes phone

Cingular Wireless is expected to reveal plans at Sept. 7 Apple event to become first mobile operator to offer phone that plays iTunes.
August 30, 2005

blog As the rumor mill hits overdrive, one thing is certain: The Motorola iTunes phone is clearly imminent.
August 30, 2005

Apple hints at big music announcement

Is the company getting ready to unveil a new product as pivotal as the first iPod? Rumors are running rampant.
August 29, 2005

BBC eyes music downloads

Broadcaster wants to be a major player in digital media and is mulling a number of initiatives.
August 29, 2005

Digital music's angel gets record industry scorn

Steve Jobs is girding for a showdown with at least two of the four major record companies over the price of iTunes songs.
August 29, 2005 previous coverage

The day Rio's music died

Parent company of an iPod rival says the market for portable music devices is too competitive to warrant new investment.
August 26, 2005

Judge OKs settlement in iPod battery suit

Buyers of players with faulty batteries will be eligible for checks or Apple store credit.
August 26, 2005

Sirius unwraps portable music player

Device can play and record live broadcasts from satellite radio, plus upload MP3 files from a computer.
Photos: Wearable satellite radio
August 25, 2005

Motorola gets FCC approval for iTunes phone

But that doesn't mean the device's arrival is imminent, or that it will necessarily be the first iTunes-capable phone on the market.
Photo: iTunes phone inches closer August 22, 2005