Nokia, IBM Tie Up for

Nokia, IBM Tie Up for Mobile Content Delivery: Nokia and I.B.M. will jointly develop software to distribute music and other media securely to cellphones over wireless networks in a effort to broaden the market for wireless services beyond telephone service and simple text messages.

Nokia and I.B.M. will first develop digital rights management software for what wireless operators call light content–ring tones, games, logos and pictures. For example, portions of popular songs can be downloaded for a small fee and used as the ring tone on a cellphone. The Nokia-I.B.M. software will also allow a preview function, so users can sample an offering without paying for it or copying it.

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