Nokia to launch music stores in India


With the launch of multiple feature handsets to life time jaadu packs… It seems all telecom operators and handset vendors in India are heading towards innovating new things. Of course they need to do so to survive in the cut throat competition going on around the Indian telecom industry.

According to a recent article of Medianama, Nokia is already planning for the launch of music store for its Indian customers. For those who don’t know what a Music store is, it is a platform for availing diverse services like live streaming of music, 2 way automated music synchronization from the host computer and much more similar things. The Music Store allows users who have purchased a Nokia 5310 or a 3G enabled N95 to download all the music they want, for one full year. The service is currently operational in many countries, some of which are Finland, UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, etc.

According to Vineet Taneja, Head of Go-to-Market, Nokia India,

The company intends to launch the Nokia Music Store in India early next year (2009). Nokia is already acquiring content for the launch of its Ovi service, though the words “Free Music” will scare away many a content owner. DRM will be key to content acquisition, and an “all you can eat” plan won’t come cheap for Nokia.

Though every one are ready to enhance the present services, the only thing to wait for, would be the launch of 3G services in India as these advanced features are only compatible with 3G networks 🙁

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