Nokia, Sony Ericsson leave Microsoft out in the cold on portable audio

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We were certainly in the eye of the storm yesterday, and now as we pick through the rubble for our car keys, little bits of intrigue keep cropping up. Between the two major music handsets announced, the Nokia 6230i and the Sony Ericsson W800i, both phones support MP3/AAC file formats (and the 6230i also adds M4A). Sounds perfectly normal right? Wait, you say something's missing? Where is my WMA support? What about my massive library of superior audio files, courtesy of Windows' fantasmical digital audio application? Looks like those iPod-toting Microsoft employees will be taking their tunes all over campus, while Mr. Gates will be carrying his Rio and a phone.

[Thanks Eric]