Motorola and Apple are finding doors slamming in their faces as mobile operators are turning down the opportunity to market an iTunes-compatible handset. Unsurprising, as The Guardian points out, all the UK mobile operators are busy rushing their own services out, though they are at a much earlier stage of development than the digital music services of iTunes, Napster et al. An interesting wrinkle would be if Apple/Motorola went direct to the public, though the politics of mobile handset makers and operators could well prevent that happening.

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