BlackBerry music coming to SA

The BlackBerry World’s DRM-free music catalogue will be available to South Africans when the new BlackBerry 10 devices launch in the country.

January 29, 2013
BlackBerry 10 logo phone

The BlackBerry World’s DRM-free music catalogue will be available to South Africans when the new BlackBerry 10 devices launch in the country, Research In Motion announced in a press statement today (29 January 2013).

The BlackBerry World storefront’s music download section will feature an extensive catalog of DRM-free music from all major and independent labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.

The music section will initially be available in 18 countries, including South Africa.

The full list of countries are: Canada, USA, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.

“Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience. People want easy and convenient access to their favorite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are,” said Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer at Research In Motion.

“RIM is committed to working with content providers to bring the best, most up-to-date content to our customers with BlackBerry 10, and to make it easy for them to get what they want.”

The global unveiling of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform is scheduled for 30 January 2013.

However, according to industry sources, smartphones running the new BlackBerry 10 OS will not be available in South Africa immediately after the launch event.

Operators will likely receive stock of BlackBerry 10 devices by the middle of February 2013, with the phones set to become available towards the end of the month.

More BlackBerry news

BlackBerry 10 gets big-name music, video partners

BlackBerry 10 SA launch window

BlackBerry 10 in SA: more operators confirmed

RIM’s big BlackBerry comeback

BlackBerry 10 service launched by RIM

Tags: BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry World, Headline, music, RIM

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you use WhatsApp?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SpaceX launch delayed again

Space X liftoff

Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early Saturday forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station.

Forget the watch, Apple Pay is the real game changer

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco, California October 22, 2013.

Archaic methods of payment make way for the new with Apple Pay, writes Alistair Fairweather

Internet revolution set to hit South Africa

South Africa Internet

South Africa’s entertainment and media sector is set to grow at a 10.2% compound annual rate between 2014 and 2018

LED race for the socket

LED light

LED retrofit lamps meant to replace existing, traditional lamps directly, constitute an important part of the LED lighting market

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)