March 19, 2004

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T-Mobile unveils mobile music download

19/03/2004 by Leigh Phillips

Mobile operator T-Mobile has unveiled its Mobile Jukebox - a service that will allow customers to download snippets of music in a Mobile Mix format.
The format will offer a starting catalogue of around 200 songs, each of which are edited down to 90 to 120 seconds - with full tracks becoming available for download once there is a greater selection of 3G handsets available in stores later this year.

While no specific date for launch has been set yet, the operator is aiming to have the service is available to subscribers to T-Mobiles 2.5G by April and subscribers to its 3G network upon launch of commercial services.

The operator is to launch the service in the UK, Austria and Germany first of all, on the Sony Ericsson P900 and Nokia 6230, 660 and 7600 handsets.

Users will be able to store up to 64 songs, at a cost of 3.70 each. Downloads on the 2.5G networks will take around two minutes, and 45 seconds over 3G.

Songs will only be playable on the handset that downloaded them, as the system uses the the OMA digital rights management 1.0 standard.

Source(s): NetImperative

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