It has been rumoured for a while and last week when speaking at a Seattle area high school, Bill Gates hinted his company may be working on a digital audio player:
While speaking at a Seattle area high school, one of the students asked Bill Gates the inevitable question about whether or not Microsoft was planning to develop a product to take on the iPod. Although Gates gave an answer, he was careful not to give a direct answer to the crowd of students, and speculation only continues to build.
"We are talking with partners about how we, working with those partners, can make even better music players. We've got some in the market today. I'd say in total they have about 20 percent market share, which is lower than we like, and so we're seeing where we can come together to make a device that's less expensive and connects in better ways, does photos and videos in better ways."