Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia Comes With Music phone sales to start Oct 17

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri September 19, 2008

Nokia music phone date set

Nokia's recently introduced bundled Comes with Music service and phone for the UK market will become reality on October 17 when the first handset with the service will become available for purchase on retailer site Carphone Warehouse, says a Thursday report. The retailer will be the exclusive seller of the first Nokia handset, the 5310, pictured. The one-year subscription to the music service will add a one-time fee of about $120 to the price of the handset.

The service will offer songs from Universal, Sony BMG and the Warner Music labels, and users will be allowed to keep the songs they downloaded over the one-year period, the amount of which carries no limits. Nokia faces the main hurdle of an expected unwillingness of network providers to sell the Comes with Nokia phones, as the service competes with many of their own, pay-per-download or monthly music subscription services. If the phones are sold by carriers, they would be offered with rebates based on the length of a new service contract, lowering their prices and allowing Nokia to sell more handsets.

While the first Comes With Music handset will be offered on the UK retailer, no prices or other official details are known. More information on the launch is expected to come in early October at a special event.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News