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    RIM to launch own online music service

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    "BlackBerry handset maker Research in Motion (RIM) will reportedly launch an online music download service for BlackBerries in order to compete with competitors Apple and Nokia. The application will be a result of a partnership with a UK-based music website, 7Digital and, according to 7Digital's marketing manager Peter Davis, will be free to download. In a unique approach, the quality will change depending on the network: BlackBerry users on a 3G network will download lower bitrate AAC tracks to save time, but can immediately move to 320Kbps MP3 downloads when on Wi-Fi. A sync feature will also connect the phone to a computer over Wi-Fi to transfer without requiring a USB link...."
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    Sounds awesome. I'm just wondering how low a bitrate they are talking about when downloading via 3G.
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    The biggest thing I'm seeing here is the exclusion of DRM which hopefully means I can play them on my PC, 8900, and my wife's 8120 without the need to buy the song 3 times.
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    Seems pretty cool. IF I do actually buy songs, I've been using iTunes now since the DRM is no more and can't complain. It's been doing great, and they all work on my berry.
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    Can u see it?! I can! The end of apple's reign of tyranny!!!! Bwahahahahahaha!!! Long live BB! Lol
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    Sounds good. I wonder if the payment method will be the same/similar to the Itunes option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by javatyger View Post
    Seems pretty cool. IF I do actually buy songs, I've been using iTunes now since the DRM is no more and can't complain. It's been doing great, and they all work on my berry.

    I find being able to use the DM 4.7 w/ the Media Sync app to sync my iTunes playlists works out great for me...My iTunes library is too big for me to just drop it like a bad habit right now, LOL.
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    Interesting thought?
    The iPhone went from a consumer media product and now is moving towards business use while the Blackberry has always been the business phone but now is moving towards consumers media needs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by javatyger View Post
    Seems pretty cool. IF I do actually buy songs, I've been using iTunes now since the DRM is no more and can't complain. It's been doing great, and they all work on my berry.

    Yeah, I think I'll stick with iTunes. I'm not impressed with RIM's app store and I doubt this will sway me either.
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    This could be really awesome!
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    This sounds pretty cool, but I'm totally in love with iTunes. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741 View Post
    Interesting thought?
    The iPhone went from a consumer media product and now is moving towards business use while the Blackberry has always been the business phone but now is moving towards consumers media needs.

    I completely agree with this comment! To me, the blackberry has always been more of a "professionals" phone. Not to say that it can't be used just as satisfactorily for person use, as which I do. I like the idea of an iphone and hink is definitely appeals to the masses. It IS a great media phone and altogether is really fun. Not to say the iphone couldn't be just as useful to a lot of business professionals either. My point is this, when somethung "big" comes along like iphone, and there is sudden appeal to the masses, and everyone starts buying them, this is what happens. Companies like RIM become concerned that their product is not going to be appealing, whike I love my mp3 and movie capabilities on my bb, I love it for its prstige and professional appeal. So, when I say this, I'm pleading with RIM, Please do not change ur M.O.Let the iphone be the iphone and have its appeal. Keep bb prestigious and professional! Just remember, the frills and lace always wear down, but strength and stability never lose their lustor. Stick with what ur good at!
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