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RIM to launch BlackBerry music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Aug 2011 1:22

RIM to launch BlackBerry music service BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is prepared to introduce their own music streaming service, say multiple sources.
The company is in late-stage negotiations with UMG, Sony, Warner and EMI and expect to have licensing deals in place by September 5th.

Additionally, the music service could be integrated in BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) which has been getting increasingly more "social" as it updates.

It is unclear whether the music service will help attract new customers, but it may help slow the exodus of its current customers.

Android has quickly become the top smartphone OS in the world, with Apple continuing its slow grind higher despite only having one device.

RIM has recently launched their BlackBerry 7 devices, including full-touch phones, and QNX-based devices are set for launch next year.

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