BlackBerry users can already download music to their smartphones in various ways, but wouldn’t it be nice if something like Apple’s iTunes and Nokia’s Comes With Music would exist for them too?
Well, according to the Financial Times, a music download service will be available for BlackBerry starting September 2009.
Apparently, RIM is working for this with 7Digital, a music download provider based in the UK.
RIM’s plan is to provide about 6 million songs that will be available for over-the-air downloads in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany Italy and Spain.
(BlackBerry Tour, the latest smartphone from RIM)
BlackBerry users first have to download an application via the App World – only then they’ll be able to access the new music service.
It’s said that most of the songs “will not have copy protection software,” meaning that they’re DRM-free. Users will be able to pay for a single track ($0.99), or for a whole album ($9.99).
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