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Secure music downloads for Nokia cellphones

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2002 2:11

Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia and Finnish telco Elisa Communications have jointly developed a service where customers can buy secure music downloads to their cellphones.
Service is available for Nokia 5510 cell phones that have bundled digital music player and to other models with Nokia Music Player HDR-1 extension module.

Customers can pay their downloads by credit card, using their online banking accounts or by adding the payments to their monthly cellphone bills.

Tracks are first downloaded to users' computer and trasferred to cellphone from there using a cable provided with 5510 and HDR-1. Sound quality matches with regular MP3 tracks.

Service is available at Emma.fm and is available for Finnish customers only.

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