Microsoft iTunes competitor to offer free iTunes conversion

More information is now emerging about Microsoft’s forthcoming iTunes (and iPod) competitor. According to Engadget, Microsoft will let iTunes users who switch over download for free any songs that they had bought from the iTunes Music Store. Essentially, Microsoft will scan users’ iTunes collections and let users add any purchased songs for free to their new Microsoft music collection. Needless to say that Microsoft will need to pay for the conversion out of its plentiful war coffers.

Engadget also suggests that the Microsoft player will come with a screen bigger than that of the iPod video (2.5-inch diagonally).

Combine this news with the rumours that Apple’s iPod refresh could be delayed and a very interesting story could be developing by the end of the year.

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