Motorola demonstrated a new iTunes-compatible E1060 mobile phone at 3GSM, the world's biggest mobile trade show in Cannes.

The music phone, that includes a fully functional Java-based version of Apple's iTunes music player software, allows users to sync with their iTunes library and carry a limited number of songs with them.

Motorola revealed that it does not have an exclusive deal with Apple. Motorola's mobile devices group VP Amer Husaini said: "We're committed to have iTunes as the default music client, but we'll also continue to support other music players such as RealPlayer," writes CNN Money.

The phone also includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, video calling, a TransFlash card slot, and is Bluetooth enabled, notes MobileTracker.

Others move music to mobile

In related news both Microsoft and Sony have confirmed plans to move their music services to the mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson has announced that it will soon market music-player mobiles under the Walkman brand, drawing on the music catalogue of a sister company, Sony BMG, writes NewsObserver.

And Nokia has announced an alliance with Microsoft that will allow its mobile owners to not only load music from a PC onto their phones, but also download tracks directly onto their handsets through the wireless phone network and transfer them to a computer for storage or burning onto a CD.

Head of Nokia's multimedia division Anssi Vanjoki said: "Music is the next big thing in mobile multimedia."