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September 02, 2008

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P. Lee

Not just the phone cost. Who pays for the bandwidth? Will cost be built-in or does that user have to pay extra for that?

GB

I don't know the price of the phone but certainly will not be exorbitant. The point here is that this is the only way of making the music sharing legal again and go into the right path of protecting the intellectual property: Dramatically decrease the price and the hurdles of getting music through the on-line libraries Congratulations to NOKIA for that.

Business

How much memory they can support? Cost should not be so high. We want to see it.

Andreas

Yes, eight years after MP3.com had millions of free songs available that anyone could download, this becomes the new definition of "free". It hurts an artists heart (and a Nokia owners heart as well), even though it is good news for most consumers.

I wish that someone would remember the hundreds of thousands of artists that have given away their music for ten years now, WITHOUT having to get a mobile to listen to it. I remember downloading gigabytes of great music on MP3.com, some from artists that I still follow - and buy albums from. I remember the days before The Industry closed down Napster, back in the days when it was possible to make a living from giving away your music for free to millions of listeners. That still works, really, but it will not do so for long if the word "free" gets abused like this... :/

Peter Froberg

Don't kow if you have already bloged about this, but the Danish telco TDC are bundeling phone and internet subscription with free acces to over 1 million songs.

http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9388/Danish+ISP+Offers+Customers+Unlimited+FREE+Music+Downloads

piles

Nice post, thank you so much for sharing this post.. I really appreciate this.. I recently buy the mobile phone & also i got the music library for free so this is really a true news.. Thanks for posting such a realistic as well as an interesting post here..

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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Notes and sources for the book

FREE was available in all digital forms--ebook, web book, and audiobook--for free shortly after the hardcover was published on July 7th. The ebook and web book were free for a limited time and limited to certain geographic regions as determined by each national publisher; the unabridged MP3 audiobook (get zip file here) will remain free forever, available in all regions.

Order the hardcover now!