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Sony Ericsson to offer unlimited music downloads dubbed PlayNow plus

Sony Ericsson to offer unlimited music downloads dubbed PlayNow plus - read the full textSony Ericsson finally respond to Nokia's Comes with music unlimited music download service and will be launching their own PlayNow plus service in Q4 2008. To get part of the all-you-can-eat music fiesta you will need to be a customer of the Telenor carrier in Sweden - and if that ain't a deal...


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SE's download music service probably won't work here in the US since North America isn't really a market for SE phones except for 2-3 low end models!

Even so, why bother with SE's music service? No info available from SE probably means their music files are DRM-encoded!!

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  • 2008-09-29 05:34
  • 4ZWr

will it be free downloading? LOL!

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  • 2008-09-27 15:30
  • 2S@}

SE rocks nd they hav finally gt better fones nd services......i honestly dunno y ppl buy nokias cuz they look so cheap nd dere interface is soooo dull!

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  • 2008-09-25 22:24
  • 04Zh

wait, only the new phones will get that service?


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  • 2008-09-25 15:01
  • 04Qj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 13:57 from 4Bbn - click to readand who cares about your opinion anymore?????
u don't like SE fine but that doesn't mean that all people like u hate SE.
SE just facing some problems just like any other company in the market and iam sure that she will survive cause it's phones have what ever u need and got the best audio experience on the market u cant doubt that and go against experts who granted SE phones more than once the best music phone in the market....

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  • 2008-09-25 07:39
  • fvL$

> In reply to DeJust @ 2008-09-24 18:30 from M@T2 - click to readin terms of music phones, nokia, samsung, motorola, lg, se, etc copied Siemens.
the now defunct germany company was the first one that came with the idea of music phone.
that's the fact, but the history also state that the market wasn't ready yet by the time the product was launched, so it was a complete failure, and now people already forget that such product ever existed...

btw, the fate of Siemens Mobile also proves that being the first is not always the advantage.

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  • 2008-09-25 05:59
  • RYhg

Yes, this subscription service will work, unlike every other subscription service ever. And it'll be completely unlimited and DRM-free! Except for the limitations and, er, the DRM. I wrote a rant about it:

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  • 2008-09-25 02:08
  • mAta

Some people r just against everything that's not Nokia. FYI Nokia copied SE & Motorola with the concept of music-centric phones, the Rorkr's and Walkman's when making its XpressMusic phone line and now Samsung is following suit, another copycat. This Nokia guy(Anonymous) does'nt want to see any phone brand exist or survive, there won't be innovation if there was only one phone manufacturer. Imagine if there was only one TV maker, Philips, all cars were Mercedes, all hifi's Blaupunkt, cameras Kodak and all cellphones Motorola? Life would be so dull and boring would'nt it? We're all different that's why there's so many options about everything. BTW I don't like the concept of the Symbian Foundation coz all the companies would be using the same OS. The LiMo Foundation, RIM, Mac OS (iPhone), Palm OS, the new Android and Windows Mobile will be dead as almost all the major phone makers joined the Symbian Foundation.

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  • 2008-09-24 18:30
  • M@T2

> In reply to Dani @ 2008-09-24 16:03 from mXZ} - click to readyou r right dani

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  • 2008-09-24 17:40
  • vGxX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 15:22 from uHP1 - click to readZzzz...another borin nokia freak tellin Gsm wht 2 write! Very simple stick wid ur nokia n i will stick wid ma s.e plz dnt lecture me on which phn is best

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  • 2008-09-24 17:39
  • M@T2

This is awesome news. Bravo SE, this will get Se walkman brand Fly. And for the record Se might follow Nokia on this thing but they had come across or even go further, does nokia give u preloaded song in their come-to-music phone or do you get to keep ur music after ur contract end? Se totally beat Nokia on this.

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  • 2008-09-24 17:32
  • M@T2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 15:22 from uHP1 - click to readWhy? because this is NOT a corporate or business site.

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  • 2008-09-24 16:44
  • ib4B

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 15:22 from uHP1 - click to readThis is GSMArena, news about the latest phones, its specs, services, etc... NOT the Economics magazine!
If you want to know statistics, read a magazine for Pete's Sake!
Like Dani said: Get a Grip!

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  • 2008-09-24 16:31
  • i}dR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 15:22 from uHP1 - click to readOh my god, its information, not bloody marketing .

get a grip

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  • 2008-09-24 16:03
  • mXZ}

Indeed. It is just too good to be true. Maybe contract will cost a lot or something like that.

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  • 2008-09-24 15:40
  • pNhc

why gsm didn't announce things in total? Sigh. Getting disappointed. Sony come out those lousy spec phone gsm sounds like they can fly where by other mobiles they say until like kinda lousy.
Sony will always remain 4th or maybe drop as they sold 22.4 million only on 2Q of 2008. Where by htc sales double as compare to last year. And nokia sold 122millions set.
Why gsm didn't announce that?
And also, sony's not so popular OS UIQ and other shares of symbian has bought over by NOKIA to add in more features to the worlds largest user NOKIA'S symbian S60. So next year os so you will be able to find it in Sony's phone using nokia's os, but now you can find some in samsung, LG and etc already.

GSM please announce those news as they are part of the mobile industry.

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  • 2008-09-24 15:22
  • uHP1

wow 1000 tracks, unlimited music on the go....not bad but these days you cam download movies for free...tracks are nothing does anyone even join these music download services? all you gotta do is get a p2p app and thats whatever you want hahaha :)

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  • 2008-09-24 15:20
  • 3Ce{

You shoud go to Russia or to East Europe-there you can download everything from internet-music, movies and etc.

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  • 2008-09-24 15:07
  • 0xR$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-09-24 13:57 from 4Bbn - click to readyou do..because you visited and you posted. LOL!

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  • 2008-09-24 15:03
  • 2Amr

Other brands must be rearrange their strategy in musicphone, SE can b easily to kick out nokia in musicphone business with their new strategy. BRAVO SE!! Percayalah.

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  • 2008-09-24 15:01
  • M@T2

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