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Ericsson and Napster sign a deal

Written by James Delahunty @ 14 Feb 2006 1:25 User comments (2)

Ericsson and Napster sign a deal Ericsson has signed a deal with Napster to offer content including full track downloads, ringtones and artist images to mobile phone users. The service, dubbed Napster Mobile, will be offered by the manufacturer as a hosted hosted service to mobile operators that, in turn, make the offering available to their customers. Users will be able to purchase content using WAP or by installing software on their handsets. It is expected to be available in the first half of this year.
"The Napster Mobile service is designed to provide consumers with a simple way to search and browse Napster's huge music catalog," Ericsson said. "They can preview, purchase and download songs on their mobile handsets through an integrated music player." The service automatically delivers content to both handsets and PCs, enabling users to manage their music collection through one interface.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is in charge of wireless application development, operator integration, hosting, and content settlement and Napster is responsible for music programming and back-end integration to the service.


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2 user comments

114.2.2006 13:58

I wonder how long it took them to come up with "Napster Mobile"

214.2.2006 15:16

yeah i know the same goes for the motorokr

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