BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is preparing to launch a music service for its smartphones, multiple reports say. The new service, which reportedly will be offered as part of the BlackBerry Messenger instant messenger service, could be available as soon as early September.
The new service is not intended to be a full-scale music service to compete with the likes of Apple's iTunes and Spotify, a streaming music service recently launched in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal says. Instead, it will offer subscribers 50 songs for $5 per month, and is designed to attract younger users who want to customize their BlackBerry devices, the report says.
RIM itself has not confirmed the reports.
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