Nokia Comes With Music is probably quite good

To all 250,000 readers, if you’d like to check out Comes With Music, Nokia’s latest wannabe attempt to make music work for normobs accustomed to absolute rubbish Nokia user interfaces, then check out some other sites. All About Symbian might be a good start.

A Google for Comes With Music should work, also.

As always, we heard about it all after the event. Goodness knows what they’re up to at Nokia Towers. We would have brought you an entire TV show dedicated to Comes With Music had we known about it all.

But don’t fear! Don’t fret!

Oh no. Here’s the email that arrived this afternoon from Nokia:

Dear Ewan,

Please see the link below to view the multimedia news release that contains B-roll material and sound bites in broadcast quality from the NOKIA REMIX event that took place in London yesterday.

http://tinyurl.com/4mpe9f

For viewing the on demand web cast, visit http://events.nokia.com.

Should you have any questions or comments, please send feedback to Danielle Ross.

So if you’d like to watch some B-Roll of the event — that’s your link up there.

We will, whenever we can be bothered, bring you some Nokia related content.

Although, actually, I don’t think we will, come to think of it. What is the point?

Comes With Music. It’s ok. It’s certainly not brilliant. It doesn’t match the iTunes experience one jot. Is it mass market? Yeah. Your normob will soldier on and wrap their head around the rather involved UI. Your average 16 year old will put up with it. Just like they do with their current Nokias. And it’ll work. And it’ll position Nokia nicely with music.

Next.

So, if you’re up for a bit of B-Roll — that’s the link up there.

Otherwise, well.. I’ve a note from Carphone Warehouse telling me the Nokia Comes With Music handset will be retailing for just under 130 quid shortly. I’m not be disposed to Carphone Warehouse either after experiencing their not-Lifeline Insurance service. But I was thinking of going and buying a handset so I can check out Comes With Music.

It’s the right thing to do.

I just don’t feel up for shedding out the cash to both Nokia and Carphone Warehouse today.

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5 Responses to Nokia Comes With Music is probably quite good

  1. South77 October 3, 2008 at 11:45 am #

    Cheer up! it's only a PR event. Much prefer your coverage when it's original and off-list (or whatever media types call it). There's a zillion sites with the same stuff.

    You guys seem good enough be relevent , up-to-date, AND original.

    Credit to AAS, though — that's the place for insight into this news.

  2. ki October 30, 2008 at 11:54 am #

    The first “all you can eat” music download service that lets users copy tracks to any device with no strings attached has launched in the UK today. Unlike Nokia Comes With Music, the Datz Music Lounge is all in MP3 and therefore doesn’t tie you up with a particular device. Get access to over 1.4 million tracks which will play on your iPod and unlike other services once downloaded the tracks are yours to keep forever, all for a 12 month contract costing a one off free of £99.99. findout more at datzmusiclounge.com

  3. Louise November 13, 2008 at 7:40 am #

    @Ki – But it's only EMI and Warner so worth nothing. Without Universal you'll have access to all the tracks that you probably already own on CD anyway. They also said that they'll raise the price when (if) universal get on board. At least the Nokia services coes with all 4 majors so you get far more music.
    I don't understand the issue with DRM either. The comes With Music phones come with 3.5 mm jacks so you can plug them into anything so it really doesn't matter that you can't “move” the music around because you can – physically.

  4. Louise November 13, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    @Ki – But it's only EMI and Warner so worth nothing. Without Universal you'll have access to all the tracks that you probably already own on CD anyway. They also said that they'll raise the price when (if) universal get on board. At least the Nokia services coes with all 4 majors so you get far more music.
    I don't understand the issue with DRM either. The comes With Music phones come with 3.5 mm jacks so you can plug them into anything so it really doesn't matter that you can't “move” the music around because you can – physically.

  5. Louise November 13, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    @Ki – But it's only EMI and Warner so worth nothing. Without Universal you'll have access to all the tracks that you probably already own on CD anyway. They also said that they'll raise the price when (if) universal get on board. At least the Nokia services coes with all 4 majors so you get far more music.
    I don't understand the issue with DRM either. The comes With Music phones come with 3.5 mm jacks so you can plug them into anything so it really doesn't matter that you can't “move” the music around because you can – physically.

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