Nokia Music Store goes live in the UK
Oct. 31, 2007
London, UK - Nokia, the world's leading handset manufacturer, announced today that the much-anticipated UK Nokia Music Store will open its virtual doors on 1st November.
Millions of tracks from major artists, independent labels, and up-and-coming UK acts will be available alongside a host of interactive features such as music browsing, personal track recommendations, and a favourite artists search function.
With a single account, music lovers can access the Nokia Music Store via their desktop computer or directly from optimized Nokia devices beginning with the Nokia N81 and Nokia N95 8GB, which are both on sale from 1st November 2007.
Individual tracks will cost 80p per track and albums from Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£8.00. The Nokia Music Store will also offer a monthly subscription for PC streaming for Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£8.00.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
The store's intuitive user-interface makes streaming full-length tracks easy, and offers options to create customised playlists and note tunes on a wish list that you can decide to buy later. Tracks purchased can also be transferred via your PC to compatible Nokia devices.
"The Nokia Music Store offers great usability along with a huge selection of music," said Richard Sandford, Regional Manager, Nokia Music UK & Ireland. '"By having an integrated mobile and PC download service, the Nokia Music Store is a fantastic way to build a music collection that is truly mobile."
All music on the Nokia Music Store can be purchased through a variety of payment options, including credit cards and pre-paid vouchers.
UK Nokia Music Store is available from the 1st November at http://music.nokia.co.uk
Notes to Editors
Tracks are typically delivered in high quality 192Kbps audio in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format. You can easily transfer your purchased songs to your Nokia device using Windows Media Player or with the new Nokia Music PC client availableÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â early nextÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â year. The Nokia Music PC client enables reverse synchronization of playlists, ripping from a CD to your device and PC simultaneously, as well as auto-synchronization of your purchased music and direct access to the Nokia Music Store. With the Nokia N81 and its integrated music player, you can create playlists and manage your music collection, including editing song and artist information, as well as adding your own choice of album artwork, all while on the move.
With dedicated music and gaming keys, 3.5 mm headphone connector and 3G and WLAN connectivity, the Nokia N81 multimedia computer is a true mobile entertainment powerhouse. With a sleek, polished surface and keys that light up when you activate them, accessing content on the 3D multimedia menu is fast and intuitive. Equally impressive, the Nokia N81 is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The Nokia N81 will be available from the Nokia UK Online shop and retails at: Nokia N81 8GB Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£394 inc VAT (SIM-free); Nokia N81 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£324 inc VAT (SIM-free). The Nokia N81 will also be available in the UK via Vodafone and 02 outlets.
Nokia N95 8GB
The Nokia N95, the world's greatest multimedia computer, just got greater. With all the key features of its predecessor, including a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and an innovative 2-way slide, the Nokia N95 8GB now offers up to eight gigabytes of built-in memory. The N95 8GB also boasts a new luminous 2.8" QVGA display - one of the largest ever for a multimedia computer - so that watching videos, browsing the Internet or viewing maps is easy. With its expanded memory, the N95 8GB offers up to 20 hours of video* or up to 6000 songs**. The Nokia N95 8GB will be available via the Nokia UK Online Shop and retails at Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£499 inc VAT (SIM free). The Nokia N95 8GB will also be available via Vodafone exclusively until Christmas 2007.
Other compatible Nokia devices include the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic and Nokia 5610 XpressMusic.
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