Cell phones and smartphones with hard disks will eventually significantly cut into sales of MP3 players, a study released Thursday by ABI Research claims.
The author of the report said in an interview Friday, however, that that won’t happen until prices come down.
“We’re seeing the start of the trend now with some cell phones that have hard drives,” Alan Varghese, principal analyst for ABI Research said. “But they’re extremely expensive — about $800. The vendors need those price points to start coming down so we can have adoption by consumers.”