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Sony Ericsson Planning Music Store

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Aug 30, 2006, 1:32 PM   by (staff)

Sony Ericsson is likely to unveil a music store later this year. A company spokesman today confirmed that the manufacturer "indeed [has] such plans," and hopes to provide details within a few months. The move was expected both because Nokia recently bought Loudeye to launch a music store for its smartphones as well as because Sony and Ericsson have properties they can leverage for such a store. Ericsson has a platform for mobile music distribution and Sony owns a number of record labels. This music store was first hinted at when the company launched the W850. That model has new Walkman software that allows users to download tracks over the air.

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Aug 31, 2006, 8:48 AM

Connect Version 4.0

So first there was Connect online music service (Version 1). This was to take on Apples iTunes Music Store.
Then, when that failed there was a relaunch of the Connect music service (version 2). That went nowhere.
Next we have Connect, relaunched again (Version 3). This time one was supposed to be able to download and listen to music and videos with their PSP. Kind of a Music-to-player-wtihout-a-computer idea. It does not work, and never really implemented.

And now we get Connect (Version 4). And now we will get to download music not to our computers... not to our PSP's... but our cell phones.

Some of these are great ideas... but they are just never implemented and followed through with.

I think Sony should either focus on what t...
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