9/24/2008 5:04:00 PM
Sony Ericsson’s big hitters poised for unlimited music service
PlayNow plus could be available on both Sony Ericsson’s imminent big hitting new handsets, X1 Xperia and C905, when it is launched in the UK early next year.
Some reports have suggested the service will initially only be available on the Sony Ericsson W902, but this is only true in Sweden where the service is being launched first.
Rob Lewis, Omnifone CEO, told Mobile: ‘By the time it comes to the UK it will be available on a wide range of devices. So yes - it may or may not be available on the X1 Xperia and C905.’
Sony Ericsson users with handsets that aren’t licensed to use PlayNow plus will need to pay what Lewis claims will be a ‘small or monthly weekly fee’. Customers with licensed phones - such as the X1 Xperia and C905 - will need to sign up for a PayNow plus price plan, the cost of which will be set by the operator.
Lewis also revealed how many tracks users will be able to keep after their PlayNow plus contracts expire: 300 tracks for 18 month contracts, and 200 tracks for 12 month contracts.
The X1 Xperia is due to be released on September 30, while the Sony Ericsson’s 8mp camera phone offering C905 is due for release in October.