3 Deals In Comes With Music On Nokia N95

Yet again is the first network to break the mould...

Since it was announced in September that the Comes With Music UK launch would be the global debut for the service all has gone rather quiet with a number of networks said to be shy about the risks it poses to their own tentative music offerings. That is, except one…

Predictably it is yet again 3 which has leapt forward to embrace CWM with Reuters reporting that the progressive network will launch the service next month. Interestingly, unlike the mid-range pre-paid 5310 XpressMusic which hits shelves on 16 October, 3 will sell CMW with the far more powerful (and apt) choice of a Nokia N95 8GB. Subsidies, and plans for contract and/or pre-pay plans however are unknown at this stage.

So for those with short memories, what is CWM?

Essentially it is a DRM-controlled all-you-can-eat subscription music service that allows the user to download and listen to as much music from any of the Big Four record labels as they choose. Restrictions mean when the contract ends so does your right to download music and this music can only be accessed via your CMW Nokia handset and a single allocated PC. That said, you can renew your contract, update your handset and pick up from where you left off.

Yep, it’s a tempting proposition – one which Sony Ericsson PlayNow Plus is already trying to (s)copy(/s) rival. Should either prove particularly popular expect these models to be first of many…

via Reuters

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