Vodafone to sell Nokia Music Store handsets, alongside its MusicStation deal

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Earlier today, I wrote about Vodafone’s deal to launch Omnifone’s MusicStation service before Christmas, offering a £1.99-a-week subscription deal for unlimited music downloads. And I also suggested it would compete with Nokia’s own recently announced Nokia Music Store.

Nokia’s press office has been in touch and pointed out that the two music services won’t necessarily be direct competitors: “Vodafone UK have chosen to range the Nokia N81 and N95 8gig and these devices will be embedded with the Nokia Music Service and N-gage Games Service as well as Vodafone’s other service offerings.”

So there you go. As far as I’m aware, this is the first confirmation of a UK operator definitely selling Nokia Music Store capable handsets – you might remember the kerfuffle last week about whether the likes of Orange and 3 would carry the phones.

Nokia UK website

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Stuart Dredge