Motorola, Apple finally launch iTunes phone

Motorola and Apple announced today the much anticipated iTunes phone, which will operate on the Cingular Wireless network as rumored last week. The iTunes phone will combine functions of Apple's iPod music player with voice, messaging, and other cell phone features. Motorola and Apple were supposed to debut the phone at 3GSM in February but delayed the release until now. Some insiders claim that the delay resulted from carriers' refusal to carry the iTunes phone. There have been several rumored launches for the device since February, but none panned out. Last week, more rumors emerged that T-Mobile will carry the iTunes phone in Germany and O2 will carry it in the UK, but neither of those claims has yet been confirmed.

For more on the iTunes phone launch:
- read this article from the Chicago Tribune

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