I'll join you with the Hobbit pipe, (I can give you some years too ). To be honest I am not interested in the BBMusic, I have all the tunes I want on my IPod (about 100Gb of them) loved the fact I could talk all the music I collected over the years with me, so am rather stuck with Itunes here, and am now very careful about what I buy since it takes forever to listen to what I already have With BBMusic I can see it would be really useful to the younger crowd into Indi-music with the ability to share new music as it is released with like minded individuals, music that is slower to get into the "Pop" music gendre. This is going to end up as a niche product, which I think is more likely to be accepted in Europe where BBM has become very popular amoung the 16-20 something's. So I agree with you I would not pay $5 a month for more songs.
I do get fed up with the continual put down by the mainstream tech media of RIM with comments that they need to be sold, that the phones cannot match the IPhone that the Playbook is dead in the water and gathering dust on the shelves and that they are waisting there time getting into something as stupid as BBMusic. To be honest IPhone is a great OS and is solidly built with loads of Apps but it is not for everyone, but it is restrictive (unless you jailbrake it, the term alone says it all), the same with the IPad, no-one mentions the lower quality camera, the wholes in the security, etc. or the fact that the Playbook is selling well (especially in Australia). The Tech news is centered around the US (which most of the writers living in the US believe is the center of the Universe). At least on this site there are people from all countries, who are senisble and look at things for what they are. Sorry about the rant (just read a couple of tech papers that really annoyed me).
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