Apple's iPod may dominate the digital music player market, but future competition seems likely to appear from hybrid mobile/music player products.

Mobile download supplier, Handango, notes increasing consumer demand for such products. Searches for 'MP3/Music' and 'Ringtones' made up 17 per cent of total searches, reports Digital Music News.

The company gathered data from over 100 mobile download portals to arrive at the figure. Handango works with multiple service and handset providers.

"The results are not isolated, and indicate that consumers will increasingly want access to music across a wide variety of devices," the report states.