Reuters is reporting that Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, plans to “launch a service next year that will let users download music on their mobile phone, a senior executive said on Wednesday. The service would likely charge ‘slightly higher’ than what consumers pay for songs on [iTunes Music Store], the popular system run by iPod creator Apple Computer Inc., Ralph de la Vega, chief operating officer at Cingular, said on the sidelines of a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York.”

Reuters reports, “Details regarding how the service would be run were still being worked out, de la Vega said, adding that he hoped it could be done in partnership with Apple. Asked about demand for the ROKR, de la Vega said the company was making sales, but noted that ‘it takes a little while to build.'”

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[UPDATE: 4:23pm ET: Added info relating to possible partnership with Apple.]

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