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BlackBerry PlayBook to come with a music store, over 13 million tracks on board

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BlackBerry PlayBook to come with a music store, over 13 million tracks on board

BlackBerry's PlayBook might be coming out next month, but folks from RIM continue adding features and the newest one is the 7Digital music store with its collection of over 13 million high-quality MP3 tracks (320kbps that is), which will come pre-installed on the 7-inch tablet. You'll be able to search tracks, artists and albums, as well as preview songs prior to making a purchase. Prices will be the same as the ones on the 7digital.com website, but translated into your local currency. In addition, a podcasting app will be similar to the music store in terms of categories and basic functionality. Subscriptions are also included bringing the latest of audio and HD video podcasting content right to your tablet.

"The 7digital Music Store is a perfect complement to the high-performance BlackBerry PlayBook, providing users with fast searches and downloads, and a slick interface that makes it very easy to discover, purchase and enjoy music," Alistair Mitchell, VP of BBM Platform & Integrated Services commented. "We are thrilled to be working with 7digital to provide BlackBerry PlayBook users with access to an amazing catalog of 13 million tracks." The PlayBook is coming in separate 4G versions for pretty much every major U.S. carrier and is expected around April.

source: BlackBerry and CrackBerry

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posted on 10 Mar 2011, 08:09

1. ralphyd (unregistered)

I must say, the playbook seems like it's going to be a really impressive device. They really stepped it up for this device. I think they really undertand the importance of entering a new type of market with a fresh start and a new strategy.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 09:17

2. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)

But how deep does their online catalog go? Will they have digital split EPs and rare tracks without any DRM coding?

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 05:22

3. xoomforum (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Mar 2011)

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Looks fantastic, great video too. Love the seamless integration of 7digital store with the music player.

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