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Sprint Nextel to launch new music service

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Fri October 28, 2005

New music service

Sprint Nextel is due to launch its new on Monday, October 31st, which will compete with Apple's own music download service, iTunes. The service will be supported by new mobile phones from Samsung and Sanyo, and subscribers can purchase individual tracks for $2.50 each, according to a report from Forbes.com. Phones can be used to download music directly to the device, which can later be transferred to a PC. The new service will not support music downloaded via iTunes, and its initial launch will see approximately 300,000 songs from EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Vivedi Universal's Universal Music Group unit, and Sony BMG, according to the report.




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