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Motorola drops Apple and replaces with Napster

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2007 16:16 User comments (7)

Motorola drops Apple and replaces with Napster Today, Motorola announced that they would be replacing Apple with Napster as the source of their subscription music service for their ROKR phone line.
The new partnership would be for the US, UK, and German markets.

Initially, the companies will place "Napster To Go" on the ROKR Z6 and then see the results.

Customers would be eligible for a free month of Napster To Go and European customers will also receive five free permanent downloads.

The Z6 with Napster will be launched in a few months and the service will use Windows Media DRM.

"We are very pleased to announce this new global relationship which supports our focus on driving adoption of our subscription model by attaching to music enabled cell phones which are expected to become the dominant device for portable music over the next few years,"
Napster CEO Chris Gorog said.

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7 user comments

115.5.2007 16:39

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The Z6 with Napster will be launched in a few months and the service will use Windows Media DRM.
This is where its going to have its downfall. Its great to see Napster improve like it has but to put DRM on files will not be a good thing. I guess what thats what happens when you go legit :)

215.5.2007 18:56
jinggoy
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As long as it works, people will buy it.

315.5.2007 21:05

Originally posted by jinggoy:
As long as it works, people will buy it.
If consumers think like this they deserve what they get in the long hall. (Nothing against you Jinggoy.)

Consumers that fall in this trap have their blinders on and can not see the hole they are falling into. Or as i like to put it. Its the sheep complex. They will follow anyone that leads no matter where they take them.

416.5.2007 6:45

i dont know what you mean.. every music store puts DRM on their music, and if you care that much you could figure out how to take it off. it only takes 4 seconds per song if that.

516.5.2007 13:47
natony
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focus on driving adoption of our subscription model
This will be the greatest disadvantage to consumers. Makes... me... sooo... angry.

617.5.2007 19:08

More food for the sheeple to eat up.

720.5.2007 5:27

More missteps from the big M.

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