Nokia Corporation (NOK) Launches Free Music Streaming Service and Will Introduce New Lumia Model

by Dagmark Garcia | Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 | 886 views

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is launching a free music streaming service for Lumia handsets in the U.S. as part of its intensified efforts to attract more users in America. Its earlier streamed mobile music service, Ovi Music Unlimited, didn’t meet with much success.

The service will offer 150 pre-set playlists, plus enable users to create their own playlists. The music app can be downloaded by Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710 owners.

The music files can also be accessed offline without the need for a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Moreover, the service will also offer a “Gig Finder”, which would permit users to find live concerts and music events in the user’s local geographic area.

Nokia will also introduce its newest model, the Lumia 920 smartphone, with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, September 5th.

Lumia 920 will be the Finland-based company’s new flagship Windows Phone and will include some inspiring hardware designs. Nokia is including a wireless charging feature with its Lumia 920, according to an insider very familiar with the new smartphone.

Besides the charging feature, Nokia’s Lumia 920 will also feature 32GB of device storage space, 1 GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

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