A survey of 5,000 consumers from Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain and Italy by Jupiter Research has revealed that most people don’t want “all-singing, all-dancing” devices. Some 27 per cent of those polled said they wanted a mobile gadget that plays music only. Video-only devices only sparked the interest of 13 per cent. A video and music device would appeal to five per cent and seven per cent expressed interest in a games device that also played video. Even adding music functions to a phone is limited. The power draw on enough memory to store your entire music collection would eat too much into battery life, diminishing the device’s usefulness as a phone.
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