8-gig cell phone: iPod killer?

Samsung's announced a Windows Mobile-based phone equipped with an 8-GB hard disk. The SGH-i310, similar in appearance to Samsung's long and straight i300 (launched last year), will include dual speakers, an amplifier, a Bluetooth stereo link, and, of course, a digital music player. Will memory-packed cell phones be the beginning of the end for the portable audio player? Don't start cursing your unlucky stars; if you're living stateside, the $250 you dumped on an iPod nano wasn't a waste — at least not yet. Samsung plans to start shipping the i310 to Europe in the second half of 2006, but has made no mention of a U.S. release, reinforcing once again that "cutting-edge" isn't part of the American cell-phone vernacular.