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Comes With Music: Possibly Hitting You For Another $150

September 12, 2008 in Wireless Industry News
Nokia Comes With Music *might* be adding a cool $150 bucks to phone prices.

Nokia Comes With Music *might* be adding a cool $150 bucks to phone prices.

So, there was this question of how Nokia was planning on financing its Comes With Music “free” unlimited music download service. Would they simply try to push the customer into forking over an unspecified amount of moolah once the one-year subscription ended?

Not quite, and a recent observation by Engadget Mobile sheds a lot more light on the matter. After comparing Comes With Music-enabled phones with the stock versions, they found that the retailer tagged on 70-85 GBP premiums to the price. That’s a cool $120-$150 dollar in Nokia’s pocket, and probably a hell of a lot more than you’d normally spend buying music in one year.

Of course, since these are all preorder prices at Expansys, it could also be a completely different story when Comes With Music phones are officially available.

Read: Engadget Mobile

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The Nokia Phone Blog » Blog Archive » More on the Nokia Tube, Take 2
9/30/2008
12:31 am

[...] will have to roll the costs into actual upfront phone prices – which has been suggested by recent price checks on Expansys. Details of the phone’s specifications are non-existent, but it is likely to boast [...]

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