Sony is going to release a Walkman phone that supports AAC (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/15/sony_ericsson_walkman_phone/). Quote from the site: "AAC is the most likely candidate since, unlike MP3, it was designed from the start to support DRM. Tellingly, AAC support will also allow iTunes users who have ripped CDs into that format to copy their songs to the handset more easily." Makes me wonder if a "partnership" will really happen . Granted, it is not Apple's AAC but at least it is in a step in the right dirrection. AAC for connect is also expected.