Comes with Music hits the bargain bins

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nokia-comes-in-the-bargain-bin.jpgWell, if we needed further confirmation that Nokia’s all-you-can-eat digital music service wasn’t selling too well, then this is it. Despite a massive advertising campaign, Carphone Warehouse has discounted the service by £45, over a third of the price, so you can now get “Comes with Music” on a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic for just £82.18.

It might sound good – that works out at 23p a day for a year of unlimited music – but the catch is that you can only listen to the songs on that phone, and on one Windows PC. For most people, who transfer music between a multitude of devices, that’s useless.

If you need a new phone, you’re happy to listen to a mostly mainstream selection of music on bad earbuds, not burn it to CD, ever, and you don’t mind paying £80 for the privilege, then this is a good deal. Otherwise, steer clear.

Comes with Music (via ITProPortal)

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Duncan Geere