Nokia Bails On Music Download Service
January 17, 2011 at 4:29 AM (PT)
NOKIA is pulling the plug on its free music download on cellphones service in 27 countries, after having minimal success since its 2008 launch.
REUTERS reports, "NOKIA will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription to free music downloads in CHINA, INDIA and INDONESIA and with 6-month subscriptions in BRAZIL, TURKEY and SOUTH AFRICA."
NOKIA's service was supposed to be a challange to iTUNES. UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, WARNER MUSIC GOUP and SONY ENTERTAINMENT all signed up to be a part of the project.