Seventy percent of cell phone and smartphone owners aren't interested in receiving FM radio broadcasts on their phone, according to a new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The study, "FM Tuners for Cell Phones -- Measuring Consumer Interest," found most consumers aren't interested in having FM tuners in their mobile devices, and an even broader majority (80 %) doesn'tt support a government mandate that would force manufacturers to include an FM tuner in mobile phones.
Published accounts indicate that broadcasters, in conjunction with record labels, have proposed to Congress a compromise performance royalty plan that would include a mandate that all mobile phones sold in the United States include a radio tuner.
“With broadcasters asking Congress to force consumers to buy mobile phones with FM radios built in, we thought it was time to ask consumers what they want. This study proves there is little consumer demand for radio-capable cell...
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