BlackBerry users rejoice. You may still cling to that phone for its easy-to-use email, but as soon as next week possibly, you’ll be able to access Research In Motion’s new music service, exclusively for BlackBerrys.The music network, BBM Music, will operate through RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger, and, for a yet-to-be-determined subscription fee, you’ll access 50 or so songs at a time, and share any melodic discoveries through BlackBerry Messenger. RIM has inked deals with the four major labels: Universal, Sony, Warner, and EMI.
BBM Music will cost “significantly less” than Spotify AB and Rhapsody — two companies that charge $10 monthly for mobile-phone access. RIM executives maintain that BBM Music is not “intended to compete directly” with Apple’s iTunes, too.
This new service does represent an attempt to bring a level of customization to the BlackBerrys, something iPhones and Android phones have fiercely embraced.
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