Many have said that cellphones are a natural mp3 player and I totally agree. Catch this Wired article about what Nokia is doing. Here’s what really struck me:
Nokia would sell 40 million phones with MP3 digital music players this year, compared with 10 million in 2004. By comparison, Apple said it sold 5.3 million iPods in the first three months of 2005.
So if you do the math, you see that Apple will sell 20M iPods this year while Nokia will sell 40M mp3 players (in their phones).
It’s pretty obvious to see that Apple is going to have to create an iPod phone!