Monday 22 August 2011, 11:56 | By

Blackberry planning a streaming music service

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BlackBerry maker RIM is reportedly planning on launching its own subscription-based streaming music service, and has agreed deals with the four majors that should enable an early autumn launch, in the US at least.

According to CNET, the new service will link into RIM’s BBM social networking platform, you know, the one that’s so popular with rioters and looters, so that subscribers can recommend tracks to other music fans, or fellow rioters and looters. It is thought the monthly subscription fee for the new BlackBerry streaming music service will undercut the likes of Spotify and Rhapsody.

BlackBerry already offers a download service via a partnership with 7Digital, but the new offer will see it move into the streaming music domain for the first time.

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