Helio Launches Music Downloads
Feb 6, 2007, 5:00 AM by (staff)
Helio is launching a mobile music store today, bringing its offering in line with other national 3G carriers. Helio will offers subscribers songs from a number of major labels for $1.99 per track, downloaded over the 3G network to the phone. This spring it will add a PC version of the music store that will offer downloads that can be played on the PC or phone for 99 cents. Like all Helio content, music can be gifted or begged. Members can sign up for alerts when music for a specific artist is added to the store. Helio also announced it expects to reach 100,000 members early in the second quarter. Fellow MVNO Amp'd announced it reached 100,000 subscribers last month.
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Amazon Brings Prime Music to Smartphones
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Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
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Starbucks Adds Spotify Music Discovery to Mobile Apps
Starbucks today expanded the scale of its mobile application to include Spotify-backed music discovery. People who visit Starbucks stores will be able to use the Starbucks mobile app to discover what songs are being played in-store and save those songs to a personal Spotify playlist.
Or maybe not. People are pretty stupid.
What's up with the different prices for handset/PC downloads?
But anyway, I'm glad that Helio is surviving, I like Helio.
Why have a phone boasting onlime commuities and have to use T9?
Get with it Hell-io.