Nokia launching a comes with music phone
The iPhone isn’t just a hit stateside, it is also a hit in England. And wouldn’t you know it, just in time for Christmas sales, there’s a new iPhone killer in the water. Apparently Nokia doesn’t believe the iPhone is all about browsing, calling and ease of use. No sir! Nokia believes the iPhone is all about music. Which explains why the company is launching not just one but an entire series of phones that “come with music.”
The idea here is a prepay phone with access to 2.1 million tracks (iTunes~8 million). Owners will be able to download the tracks for a year and keep them forever. It sounds sweet but to keep downloading music after a year you’ll have to buy a new phone. Good thing bands don’t release albums every so often. Wait, they do? Well, you’ll always have an excuse to get a new phone.
Unsurprisingly, Nokia doesn’t have a partner to actually sell the “comes with music” phone yet but the company is desperately hoping to find one before the launch next month. The phones will cost between $200-$600.