Nokia Announces Ovi and Nokia Music Store

Nokia has announced its intentions to profit, as many have done before it, from the ever expanding online music sales business. Enter Ovi... or should that be ... "Enter through Ovi"? Ovi means "door" in Finnish and Nokia hopes many will enter through it to purchase music from the Nokia Music Store via their computers or compatible Nokia handsets. The store will offer full track streaming directly to your PC and customers will be able to purchase individual tracks or complete albums.

Currently, there is no word on the launch of the service in the Unites States, but Europeans will have access to the Nokia Music Store starting this fall. In Europe, Nokia plans to sell tracks individually at EUR 1.00 and complete albums will go for EUR 10.00. A monthly subscription service that allows PC streaming will also run EUR 10.00. Nokia didn't specify which labels and artists they would be offering music from and only elaborated by saying that they will offer millions of tracks. It is unknown whether the tracks sold would be DRM-free or not.

News source: DailyTech

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