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Cingular to partner with Apple on music download service?

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2005
News Categories: iTunes

Cingular, which teamed up with Motorola and Apple to launch the iTunes-enabled ROKR mobile phone, said it plans to offer a service early next year that will let users download music to their phones wirelessly over the company’s network. The service’s song download fees would likely be “slightly higher” than the 99-cent pricing on iTunes, Ralph de la Vega, chief operating officer at Cingular said on Wednesday. He said details of the service were still being worked out, but noted that he hoped it could be done in partnership with Apple.

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would the songs be in regular .m4p encoding (so you could then put it on your computer and ipod)? I imagine this would only get impulse buys but it could be nice to hear a song on the radio that you like and download it right there before you forget the name of it.

Posted by jm on September 22, 2005 at 10:07 PM (PDT)

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