Nokia Comes With Music launched in UK, leaves mixed impressions

17 Oct, 2008
The new Nokia all-you-can-eat music service launched this week in UK and the first impressions already started pouring in. The first Comes With Music devices include the Nokia 5310, purportedly the best...

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  • ki

The first "all you can eat" music download service that lets users copy tracks to any device with no strings attached has launched in the UK today. Unlike Nokia Comes With Music, the Datz Music Lounge is all in MP3 and therefore doesn’t tie you up with a particular device. Get access to over 1.4 million tracks which will play on your iPod and unlike other services once downloaded the tracks are yours to keep forever, all for a 12 month contract costing a one off free of £99.99. findout more at datzmusiclounge.com

  • soyeb

same bogus thing

  • Anonymous

Actually, sim-free from the Nokia Store, it is 160 GBP, 130 being the network subsidised version

  • Dani

Anonymous, 18 Oct 2008i agree with you why people think this is a bad thing is bo... moreIts becuase you have to go through hassle just for a Song.....

whats the point!

  • Soundwave

Less hassle?? You have to PAY for them on iTunes...

In terms of value, if you bought the 2.5 million songs in the Nokia Comes with Music catalogue at 79p on iTunes that would cost you £1,975,000...as opposed to the cost of the original Nokia Comes with Music handset...a saving of a few million IS a lot of hassle...

For an additional cost, users can also have the option to burn them to CD.

But come on, for the cost of approx £129.99, with the option to download as many songs as you want...it's a good deal.

  • apt.pupil

Anonymous, 18 Oct 2008Man, there are a lot of morons on this site. It's a shame p... morevodafone is doing this service too.

has been doing so in Australia for over a month.

however the issue for me is that the software causes my SEW880i(a supported handset)to just switch off.

however- i have not had that problem today, so i must be in luck.

  • Pride

Just seems less hastle when you can:
*dowload albums from i-tunes,
*rip them to cd,
*then re-rip them from the cd to MP3 format if you want to bluetooth, etc.
Nice idea Nokia, only better executed by others.

  • Soundwave

Exisiting handsets cannot be upgraded with the Nokia Comes with Music unlimited download software, if it did not come with it originally.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Oct 2008Man, there are a lot of morons on this site. It's a shame p... morei agree with you why people think this is a bad thing is boyond me !

  • Anonymous

people shall realize that this service is for nokia user but not other brand

  • Sam

Hello everyone, i have an n95 8gb so will i be able to get this service or is it only for new buyers?

  • Anonymous

xpert, 17 Oct 2008I think the downloaded music will be license protected and... moreyou should be able to share music via bluetooth according to nokia

  • Anonymous

Man, there are a lot of morons on this site. It's a shame people don't appreciate the propostition that Nokia are giving their customers and I think it's down to the fact where we live in an age where people steal music.

When you take in the consideration that the handset is going to retail for around £129.99 and you get to download as many tracks as you want...it isn't half bad.

Unlimited, LEGAL access to music. It's an exciting propostition.

  • ramr

Maybe the purpose of this new service is to lessen piracy. However, it is that same poison called piracy that will eventually kill this service. Sad truth.

  • apt.pupil

level Zero, 17 Oct 2008why are you surprise about the copyright protection? its th... moreyou won't see me approach DRM tracks anytime soon.

i have paid for a single album 4 times with the DRM limited to one pc use, and still can't listen to one track from the album. i had to resort to ripping a friend's album, because i had spent AUD$69 on that one album already.

limewire is terrible with downloads, and what's more- it is illegal, even when you pay for the limewire pro, since no-one has legal content on limewire anyways. i wasted money on that too.

recently i did the musicpro with vodafone, where for $11.95/month i can get as much music as i like, except it is limited to my phone only. and the software keeps making my SE W880i switch off.

so when it comes down to DRM music 3 strikes and i am out.

permanantly

  • Dani

zorkor, 17 Oct 2008All this hassle from Nokia just to listen to some measly st... moreAgreed!

  • Ole

zorkor, 17 Oct 2008All this hassle from Nokia just to listen to some measly st... moreDamn right! I couldn´t have said it better my self!!

  • level Zero

why are you surprise about the copyright protection? its there for legal purposes. if nokia did not put copyright protection in the tracks the record companies will shut them down.

  • Anonymous

james, 17 Oct 2008sony ericsson`s play now plus is bettersigh... here goes another fanboys' jealous comment...
no matter what new design gsmarena does, it will never be free from those immature fanboys...

  • Anonymous

just wait n see nokia giv surprise to those hater

the market share of 40% is not just a data