We reported last week on rumours that Research In Motion is negotiating with labels for its new BlackBerry Music service, but now more details have emerged from specialist site CrackBerry. It claims that the service will cost $5 a month after a free trial period, and will let users choose 50 songs from its catalogue. However, they then invite their contacts on the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to download the music app and join their ‘music sharing network’. “From there, you can listen to not only the 50 songs you’ve selected), but any of the 50 songs from your music sharing network. So if you have 20 contacts, you’ll have access to 1,000 other songs in addition to your 50,” explains the story. “We’re not sure yet if there’s a limit to how many people you can share with, but essentially the more people in your music sharing group the more music you’ll have access to.” It’s an intriguing idea, and one that would tap neatly into the BBM social network.
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