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Amazon music service confirmed by amazon press release

Manoj Nahar [PersonRank 4]

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
12 years ago2,319 views

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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That press release mentions FIVE times that the Amazon music service is DRM-free. They're really trying to hammer that point home. No Digitally Restricted Media at Amazon.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the Amazon MP3 music store will be pre-loaded on the T-Mobile G1, the world's first Android(TM)-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google. T-Mobile G1 users can search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3, which offers over 6 million DRM-free MP3 songs from all four major music labels and thousands of independent labels that can be played on virtually any hardware device and managed with any music software. >>

Will you be able to download songs over the T-Mobile network or will it be similar to the iPhone where you need a WiFi connection to do that?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

At the announcement. T-Mobile said that previews can be done on the phone, but downloads are Wi-Fi only. Obviously they don't have an "internet everywhere" mindset.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Obviously they don't have an "internet everywhere" mindset.

But as Colin says, this is how the iPhone works with iTunes. For some bizarre reason, although you can download apps upto 10MB in size, you can't download tunes, which can be anywhere between about 3-10MB in size. I wonder what the reason is that both systems will only allow music downloads over Wi-Fi.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony, I think it's an issue with licensing with the major music labels. The phone companies don't care about true data passing through its networks, ie Application downloading or email, etc. But when it comes to downloading music over a cellular network, the music labels expect more money for the convenience. So who would eat the extra cost? Most likely its the customer who would have to and why pay extra for the same thing you can get with a Wi-Fi signal cheaper?

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