KDDI announces music download service

Oct 13 2004 - 01:41 PM ET | Data
KDDI announced that it will launch the first music download service that actually sends songs to mobile phones. AT&T Wireless' music service only lets you preview and purchase songs--a PC does the downloading. However, KDDI's service will only start out with 10,000 songs. The iTunes Music Store, current leader in the music download arena, boasts a selection of over 1,000,000 titles. bq. The new service, which is being launched in late November, will make it possible to choose from among 10,000 songs on six websites and download them onto third generation cellphones for a few hundred yen, the equivalent of several dollars, each. Phones should be able to store around 60 songs before needing extra storage from memory cards.