Originally Posted by kilofox
Amazon has seen what Apple has done with the iPod and iTunes store. (#1 selling player and #1 Music store... all accomplished in a closed system). I would be willing to bet that Amazon will continue to employ the same model.
A lot of iPods were sold to people that never have bought anything from the iTunes store. We have three here, and all are filled with our own CD rips and DRM-free music from eMusic and --yes-- Amazon (who loudly trumpets their DRM-free music that can work on any player).
If the iPod were a closed system, I wouldn't own one.