iTunes Phone Delay — The Plot Thickens

There’s not really anything too new in this AP story about the delay of Motorola’s iTunes phone that hasn’t been covered before, bar one significant new development (that I guess really shouldn’t be too surprising): some major content providers — including Disney — are so scared of file-sharing they won’t let operators deliver content to handsets with Bluetooth or infrared.

MobilePlaya points out that Bluetooth really isn’t going to hit Disney’s mobile content sales, and adds that this desire for control (in addition to limiting sales) is driving content provider interest in MVNOs — like that of Disney’s ESPN brand.

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