Microsoft Links with Orange For Mobile Music?

The Business, a weekly business newspaper in UK, is reporting that Microsoft has teamed up with European mobile operator Orange (owned by France Telecom) to work on a mobile phone, the SPV C550, which will double as a Microsoft music player.
Consumers will keep their music on a computer and transfer it to their mobiles. The music phone will go on sale in UK’s HMV flagship stores next month. HMV is using Microsoft software to run its newly launched digital music internet download service, HMV Digital Jukebox, which can be accessed by the phones.
This comes a day before the much-anticipated launch of Apple-Motorala’s iTunes phone.