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Sprint To Launch RealNetworks’ Rhapsody on Mobiles

Rhapsody, one of the most popular online music subscription services, now owned by RealNetworks, is coming to mobiles..more specifically, Sprint. The two companies plan to introduce Rhapsody Radio for Sprint phones. For $6.95 a month, people nationwide with a Sprint phone (specifically, with Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Service) can sign up and listen to several different radio stations or podcasts, as well as gain access to videos, music news or freestyle rap service “Beats N Breaks.”
The launch follows Sirius radio’s debut on Sprint, last week…wondering how the two will sit together on the deck.
WSJ: Rhapsody Radio allows users to listen to “streams,” or broadcasts, of music programming that require a constant connection to Sprint’s wireless network. By year’s end, Sprint says it will offer a service that allows users to buy and download songs on their wireless phone for listening, even if the wireless network is later unavailable.
Some more details in the release here
Related:
Sirius / Sprint Mobile Music Service Debuts
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