Executive reshuffles at Nokia suggest the company may have bitten off more than it can chew with its ‘Comes With Music’ plan. Nokia had earlier denied reports it has agreed to pay Universal Music $35 per handset sold. Now The Register reports the company has agreed to pay the wholesale per-unit price for downloads over a purported 35 songs per user, meaning the scheme could cost the mobile manufacturer a great deal of money should consumers embrace the service. We should point out in Nokia’s favour that experienced Korean all you can eat mobile music users tend to download between 35 – 40 songs a month. However, lending weight to the rumour is the departure of former Nokia Multimedia chief (and one-time OD2 MD) Ed Averdieck. “It will cost Nokia a fortune – it”s a reckless business move,” an insider said, according to the report.

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