Motorola last night confirmed it will launch a new mobile phone that plays music downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.

Company CEO Ed Zander told the Financial Times that the product would ship in the "next few months", a report claims.

It has been thought that telecoms carriers have been less than enthusiastic about providing the phone to customers because the device integrates no direct profit stream for them. Network carriers are reported to be looking to music for mobile services as a driver for future growth.