The 500,000 Song iPod

There's a new chip coming that will allow iPods, mobile phones and other consumer devices to hold as many as 500,000 songs.

The biggest iPod currently holds only 40,000 tunes.

Still, that's about 39,700 more than some radio stations play -- which is exactly part of the problem with the next generation.

IBM is behind this new chip. It will cost less to produce. Require much less power to operate -- maybe for a week at a time on one charge and it may last decades. (The last benefit sounds nice but very few of today's consumers would be caught with even a five-year old MP3 device or cell phone).

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