Sony Ericsson launches music download service

Handset maker Sony Ericsson is going head to head with rival Nokia, with the launch of a music download service. It will take on Nokia’s recently launched Comes with Music offering and will launch in October.

The PlayNowPlus service is currently being trialled in Sweden and Sony Ericsson plans to launch it through high-end devices such as its W980.

The move is an extension to Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow service, which allows consumers to download music for 99p per track.

The handset maker is currently attempting to attract music labels, but it already signed a deal with Sony Corporation sister company, Sony BMG.

Nokia’s Comes With Music unlimited download service launched at the start of this month. Carphone Warehouse will exclusively sell its Nokia 5310 XpressMusic pre-pay edition until December 31 this year. The handset maker is also announcing further details about its service in October this year.

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