[NEW MEDIA] Cingular Provider for New Apple Cellphone
- Cingular may be provider for new Apple cellphone
From the Associated Press
Cingular Wireless is expected to be the service provider for a new
Apple Computer Inc. cellphone, according to a published report.
The new phone and service could be unveiled as early as today, the
Wall Street Journal reported on its website Monday night, citing
unnamed people familiar with the situation.
Cingular representatives could not be reached Monday night, and Apple
spokesman Steve Dowling did not return a call seeking comment.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs is expected to announce at least one
revolutionary product during his keynote speech today at the Macworld
Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Speculation has focused mainly on an Apple-branded cellular phone,
which some are calling iPhone, and iTV, a set-top box that allows
people to send video from their computers to their televisions.
Cingular, a unit of AT&T Inc., launched an Apple-related phone and
MP3 player, called ROKR, in 2005.
But the product was widely considered a flop because it could hold
only 100 songs and it required users to buy songs through a computer
and download the songs to the phone deficiencies a new phone from
Apple would probably remedy.