Spotify's Symbian client goes on sale

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spotifylogo.jpgAfter developing clients for iPhone and Google Android phones, Spotify has today confirmed the arrival of a version of its service for Symbian phone owners.

Although Symbian doesn’t grab as much attention as its rivals these days it remains the most used smartphone operating system in the world with a huge installed base. Most of those phones are Nokia handsets like its N series phones, though Samsung and Sony Ericsson both have Symbian handsets in their range.

The deal is similar to the Google/Apple ones in that Symbian phone owners can download the software and use it for free if they take out a premium subscription to the popular music streaming service.

Just like the iPhone and the Android phones the Symbian phones will cache playlists enabling users to hear their music when the phone is offline.

The announcement puts a further question mark over the future of Nokia’s own music streaming service Comes With Music. The system has not caught the imagination of Nokia phone owners and several months after launch it was reported it had only attracted 23,000 subscribers.

Here are the handsets the service is compatible with

– Nokia 5230
– Nokia 5320 XpressMusic
– Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
– Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
– Nokia 6220 classic
– Nokia 6710 Navigator
– Nokia 6720 classic
– Nokia 6730 classic
– Nokia E51
– Nokia E52
– Nokia E63
– Nokia E66
– Nokia E71
– Nokia E75
– Nokia N78
– Nokia N85
– Nokia N86 8MP
– Nokia N95
– Nokia N95 8GB
– Nokia N96
– Nokia N97
– Samsung GT-I7110
– Samsung i8910 Omnia HD
– Sony Ericsson Satio

Ashley Norris