Nokia’s Ian Delaney took to the official company blog over the weekend to announce Nokia Music+, a new monthly subscription service designed to complement the Lumia-only Mix Radio – the free service that launched back in September. We are told that the latter service will remain unchanged but those willing to part with $3.99 per month can expect a lot more from Nokia Music+.
If you are unfamiliar, Mix Radio offers a wide array of playlists that Lumia owners can sample and pick through at their convenience. The free service allows users to skip a set number of songs and even download a limited number of tracks for offline playback.
Nokia Music+ will grant subscribers the freedom to skip as many tracks as they want as well as download an unlimited number of songs to their device for offline playback. Nokia says tracks downloaded using Nokia Music+ will be up to eight times better than current tracks with regards to quality.
We are told that users will be able to set restrictions for downloads to occur only over Wi-Fi as to not eat through a data plan in a matter of hours. Furthermore, Nokia Music+ subscribers will have song lyrics streamed directly to their handset with the option to have them delivered karaoke-style.
If that weren’t enough, Nokia Music+ also lets subscribers access the service on their computer or smart TV using a web app.
Nokia says the service is expected to roll out in the coming weeks.
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5" IPS LCD with 768 x 1280 resolution (332 PPI). It packs an 8.7MP rear camera with a 2MP front-facing camera. The Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 and is compatible with charging products based on the Qi wireless power standard. Other specs include, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7-inch, WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) display. It sports a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash, and a loud and clear external speaker. Like most Windows Phone 7.5 devices, the Lumia 710 does not support microSD cards. The Nokia Lumia 710 is powered with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. The Windows Phone interface gets out of your way easily, and apps are quick to open more often than not.
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