Rumor Mill: Cingular to offer iTunes phone

According to a story in The Wall Street Journal, Cingular Wireless has agreed to offer a Motorola handset that is compatible with Apple's iTunes music service. The report sent the wireless industry into rumor overdrive today. Some insiders claim that Cingular and Motorola will unveil the iTunes phone at an Apple event on September 7 in San Francisco. Critics of the rumors caution that this is possibly another promised launch that never materializes.

Motorola and Apple were supposed to debut the iTunes phone at 3GSM in February but reportedly pulled their plans when carriers warned the two companies that they might not carry the phone. There have been several rumored launches for the device since then, but none have panned out.

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