The "Mactorola" appears at CES
Motorola did not wait for Macworld to present its first phone with iTunes. A mobile phone equipped with the player, able to synchronize with a PC and play the songs purchased on the Apple store was in fact shown yesterday for the first time at CES in Las Vegas. According to some American media, the telephone was one of the central topics of an event organized by Motorola during which Ron Garriques, vice president of the Schaumburg company, spoke.
The details provided on the phone were not many. It was learned only that an iTunes interface allows browsing through songs and downloading audio to a computer (unclear using what kind of connectivity even if Motorola's recent strategy suggests a connection via Bluetooth).
That on which Garriques was very explicit was the fact that the collaboration strategy with Apple will be extended to a large part (if not all) of Motorola's range of phones.
The surprising lack of details on important issues such as phone capacity, connectivity system, DRM management and release date could be due to the fact that these topics will be addressed during the Macworld San Francisco keynote when the "Mactorola" could be illustrated in detail.