Nokia signs UK music deal with Carphone

Nokia will launch the first handset with its Comes With Music service through the UK's Carphone Warehouse PLC, some time in the fourth quarter, a Dow Jones report said.

The Dow Jones report further quoted Nokia saying that Carphone Warehouse will be the exclusive UK pre-pay channel to sell the 5310 XpressMusic handset, which will give users unlimited access to the three million digital rights management, or DRM-protected tracks available through the Nokia Music Store.

Nokia didn't disclose the price of the phone, but said it would include a one-year music download subscription, the report said.

Those who buy the phone will be able to keep all downloaded tracks, even after their initial 12-month contract has ended.

Nokia Music Store music labels include Warner Music Group, Universal Music, and Sony BMG.