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BlackBerry users to get music service similar to Apple and Nokia V.J. | , 2:45 p.m. July 11, 2009 2009-07-11

In the near future, BlackBerry owners will have the opportunity to download music wirelessly due to an application that will help the smartphone compete with Apple iTunes and Nokia Comes with Music.

7Digital, a UK-based music download provider will launch in September a service that lets BlackBerry owners buy songs and albums directly from their handsets. Research in Motion makes a breakthrough in the consumer market where it will compete with Nokia and Apple.

According to reports, about 6 million songs will be available to download in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Financial Times writes that “most tracks will not have copy protection software which restricts how many devices the music can be moved to.”

Tracks will cost about $1 in the US and an entire album will be available for $10 ($9.99).

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