Report: Nokia's 'i-Phone' Could Roll This Week
September 30, 2008 at 5:54 AM (PT)
It looks like NOKIA is getting ready to launch its fabled "iPhone-killer" as early as this week, reports FORBES. Code-named "Tube," the device seems set to debut at the end of the week, according to one source close to the situation.
News reports also suggest that the new phone will form part of a music-themed event in LONDON on THURSDAY. That could mean it will dovetail with NOKIA's fledgling music download service, "Comes With Music," which was announced in early SEPTEMBER.
NOKIA has managed to get major labels like SONY and WARNER MUSIC GROUP signed up to "Comes With Music," which will allow users to download and keep as many songs as they want from the handset-maker's music store for a flat annual fee. But precisely which network operators will support "Comes With Music" is still unclear, which could be a sore point if the "Tube" does indeed boast the service.