A Microsoft iPod rival? Gates weighs in: "'Yeah, Apple has done a fantastic job with the iPod. How many of you have iPods?' he asked, as a smattering of students around the conference room raised their hands.
Gates looked around the room and continued: 'We are talking with partners about how we, working with those partners, can make even better music players. We've got some in the market today. I'd say in total they have about 20 percent market share, which is lower than we like, and so we're seeing where we can come together to make a device that's less expensive and connects in better ways, does photos and videos in better ways.'"