Sony Ericsson Back Music Station to Challenge the iphone

14 June 2007 by axxxr
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From the forum:
Sony Ericsson and other manufacturers will on Thursday launch a challenge to Apple’s iPhone, by unveiling a low-cost, flat-rate music service that can be accessed on most handsets in Europe and Asia.

"The MusicStation service has backing from the handset manufacturers Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Samsung and 30 mobile phone operators and all four music majors – Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI Music and Warner Music International – as well as several independent labels.

The service launches just ahead of Apple’s iPhone debut in the US on June 29. The iPhone will give users easy access to Apple’s iTunes online music store, building on the success of the company’s popular iPod portable music player.

Telenor, the Scandinavian operator, will be the first to launch the service in Sweden, but it is expected to be rolled out throughout Europe, Asia and Africa over the next few months." source:FT

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On 16 Jun 11:11 tanya wrote
until the I-Phone is released worlwide, i think this will solve the problem of downloading songs from the net
On 16 Jun 09:45 Gokhan wrote
I'd still go for the iphone because it's better then my f0cking N91 !!!!! hahaha
On 15 Jun 23:16 kaygee wrote
nat sure if i understand tha whole idea!!
On 15 Jun 19:29 Tony wrote
cool! How would you get this on the phone? Not just an iphone killer but a walkman one aswell!
On 15 Jun 14:54 hodjei wrote
i like the phone if i can have one of the sony erisson
On 15 Jun 01:01 Peekay wrote
You can already get your music wirelessly in the States (and Europe, Asia, etc.) Get the "M" app from Mercora. With it, you can get your music, your friend's, and thousands of music channels straight to your smartphone. Check them out...
On 14 Jun 22:35 Danial wrote
This bites. Barely anything comes here to the states. (U>S>A=World Police)
On 14 Jun 20:42 jeproks wrote
@resolver.. look at the specs. there is a lot of features that is left out by this iphone.

On 14 Jun 19:45 RESOLVER wrote
just listen to yourselves; why are you so eager to kill a very outstanding product before it even comes out? you guys must be sick, honestly! iPhone is a very good product. i think we ought to praise or shut d hell up if we can't!
good things advertise themselves. lets just see how things would flip June 29!
On 14 Jun 19:17 EricsSon wrote
DoctorMantis you dumbass Maczealot, pull your head out of Jobs' ass. Apple's superiority exists only in your RDF-washed brain.
On 14 Jun 18:14 NitroFan wrote
Not sure what they want us to pay for, looks likes its £1.99 monthy subscription then what? are we will be billed per track or album? What about data download charges? this just looks like a very expensive alternative to Itunes to me and I cannot see the point
On 14 Jun 15:55 sapporobaby wrote
Without this getting ugly. The reason Apple can impose these crazy things on the US market is because from a telephony point of view the market is immature. Europeans simply will let the iPhone sit on the shelves until the operators meet the demands of the consumers. Case in point, in Finland and many other countries, except the UK (sometimes European, sometimes not :) ), you can get a contracted phone without the branding. Customers are willing to pay for the phone via a subscription but not willing to have all the crap stuffed on it. I think Apple is in for a very rude awakening if they try that branding crap and non-3G services stuff in Europe. People will simply use their iPods, Nokia's?SE's/Samsung's, etc........
On 14 Jun 15:46 DoctorMantis wrote
Wow, yet another "pay a bunch of money every month in order to keep listening to the music you downloaded ___ months ago" service. How original!

Apple all the way: Pay once, listen forever, and now DRM-free, too. Your hate is pure jealousy of Apple's innovation, superiority, and skyrocketing success.
On 14 Jun 15:37 Anon wrote
If it's in WMA format and costs 99p or more plus network charge I ain't interested
On 14 Jun 15:14 sapporobaby wrote
Don't hate. Appreciate. If MS can't kill iTunes, these other bozo's won't be able to do it. They are too busy screwing over each other and messing with standards to mount a combined front against Apple. You can hate them all you want but they have done the same thing M$ did, but Apple invented stuff. They didn't go buy it.
On 14 Jun 14:50 heiturteitur wrote
kill Iphone kill I tunes kill apple I likeing this :)
On 14 Jun 13:49 mw wrote
keane LOL

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