updated 07:40 am EST, Fri February 13, 2009
Nokia CWM New Phones
Nokia on Friday used one of the last days before Mobile World Congress to add multiple new phones to the Comes With Music roster. In addition to existing phones that come with the year-long unlimited music subscription, such as the N96, an introduction of the service into Singapore is also bringing both high- and low-end phones into the mix with the N79, N85, 5800 XpressMusic, 5320 XpressMusic and 5220 XpressMusic all getting the same option. The addition has the same rights as in other countries and lets owners keep any music they've downloaded once the subscription is over.
The cellphone maker has so far had a limited rollout of Comes With Music and has mostly focused on the UK, where the 5310 XpressMusic, N95 8GB and N96 are currently the only devices that support the feature. The US and other areas are expected to get the option later this year.
In addition to the new phone choices, Nokia has also launched its music store in Austria and Switzerland. Those in either country can now buy songs both directly from their phones or from a PC, where they can be sideloaded to phones later. Songs and albums cost 1 and 10 Euros respectively in Austria; in Switzerland, the equivalents cost 1.50 and 15 Francs.