If true, this is definitely going to piss off companies like Sony and Samsung that have bundled Microsoft software in their own players. Note, though, that this is just a rumor, albeit a rumor in The New York Times. The Chicago Tribune had a story on this yesterday, but their primary source was Rob “Let’s Just Get This Over With and Call Me ‘Jackass of the Week’ Yet Again” Enderle.
Anyway, the big hook in both stories that Microsoft’s supposed player is going to have built-in Wi-Fi. Maybe it’ll have more buttons, too.
★ Thursday, 6 July 2006