Nokia World Roundup: Our posts so far from the show

nokia-world.pngIt’s been a hectic two days so far in Amsterdam, zipping between talky sessions and hands-on demos at the Nokia World 2007 show. There’s plenty more posts to come, but now’s a good time to round up some of the highlights so far.

Wired Magazine’s Chris Anderson gave a thought-provoking preview of his next big theory, while the big news story was Nokia’s announcement of its Comes with Music subscription service (with further details supplied by partner Universal Music Group).

Universal Music Group gives more details on Nokia's 'Comes With Music' service

nokia-world.pngThe talk of today’s Nokia World Show is ‘Comes With Music’, the freshly announced partnership between Nokia and Universal Music Group, which will be a subscription based music download service.

Rob Wells, senior vice president for digital at UMG, got up on stage this afternoon to explain the thinking behind the deal, and gave some more details.

Nokia launches Come With Music unlimited download service

nokia-world.pngIf you read my Digital Music Trends post yesterday, you’ll know about Total Music, an idea cooked up by major label Universal Music Group that involved mobile handset manufacturers and MP3 player makers paying a monthly subscription to the labels, to give their users free, unlimited music downloads.

Well, Nokia’s gone and done it. At least, I think they have.