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Sony Set To Stream to Cells

As an update to the Sony StreamMan service reported last year Ringtonia has pointed to an article pointing out that Sony is beginning the international rollout – starting with Europe and moving on to the US and Asia. The StreamMan service is basically a radio station on your handset, where you pay to listen to songs rather than to own them. Why would anyone do this? Well, there’s the fact that handsets currently have a limited memory while streaming is potentially unlimited. There’s also an interesting pricing model based on Finnish telco TeliaSonera, which offered “a sliding scale beginning at 3.95 euros ($5.15) per month for a maximum of two hours’ listening per day, while downloaded songs cost 1.39 euros ($1.81) each”.

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