“Verizon Wireless, which had been working to get a mobile music service up and running in time for the upcoming holiday season, will not be rolling out the service until early 2006,” Peter Kafka reports for Forbes.
“That means the carrier will likely be the third to introduce a mass-market music service in the U.S.: Sprint Nextel has announced plans to roll out a similar service this year; and Cingular Wireless is expected to announce Sept. 7 that it has aligned with Apple Computer and Motorola to market phones that work with iTunes software to let users download music files from their computers,” Kafka reports. “Cingular’s hook-up with Apple isn’t likely to generate any ancillary revenue for Cingular but instead help retain customers and attract new ones.”
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