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