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Mobile phone makers hope to play in music market

Mobile music was a constant buzz at 3GSM, and this article sums up what various players were doing. Still, one analyst was dismissive of the hype, claiming the market wouldn’t be viable until 2006. “Music playing won’t take off the same way as picture taking because consumers can’t generate their own content as easily, Lin said. The market for music is also more fragmented. Photography is all about JPEG files, while music is available in many incompatible formats.”