Monday, February 9, 2009

Nokia to Open Music Store in South Africa

Nokia has announced its intention to bring the Nokia Music Store to South Africa. The store, which will open its doors on 24 April 2009, promises to make millions of digital tracks available to local consumers.

“Not only will we have millions of tracks available for consumers, but we will have something for everyone, whatever their music tastes. The store will feature a broad range of genres including popular and non-mainstream genres, independent artists and most importantly, a wide selection of South African artists,” said Jake Larsen, Nokia’s head of music for Middle East and Africa.

“In addition, the Nokia Music Store will offer a host of interactive features such as music browsing and personal track recommendations.”

South African users will be able to access the Nokia Music Store via their personal computer or directly from Nokia devices including the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N96, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82 and the Nokia N79. 

All music on the Nokia Music Store can be purchased through a variety of payment options, including credit cards and pre-paid vouchers.

South Africa is the 12th country to see a local launch of the Nokia Music Store. Most recently the store was launched in Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

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