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Microsoft Considers Portable Xbox

CNNMoney is reporting: “Microsoft reportedly is considering a portable version of its popular Xbox videogame console. In addition to playing games, the device — call it the ‘xPod’ — would play music and video, too, putting Microsoft in direct competition with Apple’s iPod business, as well as Sony’s PlayStation Portable. Microsoft would also be competing with current partners like Creative Technology and iRiver, which currently use Microsoft technology in their players.” Of course, Microsoft already has some experience in the portable industry with Windows-based Pocket PCs.