Last we heard about Nokia’s Comes with Music service (CwM) was that it could be financially crippling. A rumor was circulating that customers would not be able to download more than 35 songs. After 35 songs, Espoo is expected to pay a wholesale per song rate to the record labels. This could mean disaster if the market is saturated with pro users. After the rumor was published, Nokia came back saying “Hold the phone! This is going to be the bomb and we’ll all be paid.” Well, sort of. They said that they “expect to make money both from [their] traditional device sales, as well as from the ‘Comes With Music’ service.” So the rumor wasn’t squashed so much as swept to the side.
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