Blackberry to launch subscription music service which no-one will use

22 August 2011


Spotify has had an increase in subscribers, despite losing a huge chunk of its traffic. Of course, this is a double edged sword. Basically, it's making more money, but isn't nearly as popular as it once was since launching the limited-play for freemium users thing.

However, the upturn in paying customers is obviously attracting fans, by which we mean, potential rivals as BlackBerry maker RIM is apparently going to launch its own subscription-based streaming music service.

It's better news than being blamed for causing the riots in the UK, that's for sure.

It has been reported that RIM have already agreed deals with four majors and that there could be a launch as early as Autumn.

This new service will most likely link to RIM’s BBM social networking platform, so that, like on Spotify, subscribers will be able to recommend tracks to other idiots with equally awful taste in music.

One crucial thing though, is that RIM will be undercutting Spotify and Rhapsody. Will it work? Well, cheap phones coupled with cheaper music is certainly a smart idea, one that Android and Apple will have to keep an eye on.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Social Media

1 comment

  • pedanticism
    So because YOU say nobody will use it then nobody will? Haha What guarantees can YOU Mof Gimmers give US the reader that NOBODY, not a single one will use this service? What im asking is this a news article or just same old sensationalism bs? Any way i dont really care but the title should of had an imo at the end really.

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