September 2, 2008
Nokia to Launch ‘Comes With Music’ First in the United Kingdom
LONDON, September 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia today announced that the United Kingdom will be the first market in the world to launch 'Comes With Music', its groundbreaking service which introduces a revolutionary way for people to discover and enjoy music. Comes With Music gives people a year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalog with the ability to keep all downloaded tracks even after the year is over.
Carphone Warehouse will be the exclusive UK pre-pay channel offering the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic 'Comes With Music' edition. People who buy the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic 'Comes With Music' edition will have unprecedented freedom to find and listen to music from a diverse catalog, including international and UK artists. Carphone Warehouse is accepting pre-orders via http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/ starting today.
Tero Ojanpera, executive vice president and head of the Nokia Entertainment and Communities business, said: "We believe that Comes With Music will transform the way people enjoy music. With unlimited music access for a year, you can enjoy your favorite artists or delve into new genres without having to worry about individual track or album purchases."
Simon Ainslie, Nokia UK Managing Director, said: "Comes With Music is the most compelling digital music offer ever introduced to the UK. You get a fantastic Nokia device with unlimited access for a year to a huge catalog of music. We're thrilled to be working with Carphone Warehouse to bring Comes With Music to the UK."
Andrew Harrison, UK CEO, The Carphone Warehouse, said: "We expect the Nokia 5310 Comes With Music to be the gift for Christmas and at the top of all shopping lists. We know how much our customers love music and we hope to make music millionaires of people everywhere."
Print quality photos can be found at: http://www.nokia.com/A4632380?category=nokia_comes_with_music
Notes to Editors
Carphone Warehouse is the UK exclusive pre-pay channel until December 31, 2008. Further details about Comes With Music will be announced at a Nokia event to be held in London on October 2, 2008.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse has over 805 stores nationwide. Stockist details: http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/ or from The Carphone Warehouse Direct Sales on +44-800-925-925.
The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the world with 2,400 stores operating across 9 markets. The company is committed to offering impartial and expert advice on the widest range of the latest product plus unbeatable, aftersales care.
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