Posted by: macintoshsisters | January 22, 2007

Microsoft Weighed Apple Deal

Early music players were unsatisfactory, says e-mail uncovered in antitrust case.
Dan Nystedt and Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

A senior Microsoft executive was so frustrated by his experience with digital music players made by global partners that he proposed turning to Apple’s iPod for salvation, documents made public as part of an Iowa antitrust case reveal.

Dissing Creative
The outgoing head of the Microsoft division in charge of Windows, Jim Allchin, was so distraught by his user experience with partner digital music devices on the market in 2003 that he considered calling Steve Jobs, the documents show.

FULL article at PCWorld



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