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MMS-MMS: Nothing to do with the Multimedia Messaging Service available on your cell phone, but instead refers to the group of non-Apple music players in the music marketplace that use Microsoft software for their answer to iTunes and the iTunes Music Service. Microsoft-based Music Stores with Minuscule Market Share – hurtful but true.One of the better examples of these industry sub-standard media players is the Samsung Z5, pictured (click through to read Samsung’s write-up about consumers choosing digital subscription services – it’s a bit like Philips writing about consumers choosing Video2000 format tapes).

Although it’s a nice looking gadget it is still as much use as a Ronson lighter at an ASH conference.

Kudos to David Pogue at the New York Times.