Until now, Nokia’s impressive Nokia Music service has been restricted to the company’s Windows Phones, although the recent Nokia Music+ premium tier introduced an HTML5 app for access on other devices like tablets. Now Nokia Music is moving to Nokia’s other range of smartphones: the Asha handsets targeted at emerging markets. TheNextWeb reports that initially, Nokia Music will be available in Russia for the Asha 305, 306, 308, 309, 310 and 311 phones, but “further rollouts will be shared in due course”. While Asha has often been seen as a range targeted at markets like India, China and Africa, it’s clear Russia is high on Nokia’s list of priorities, as it seeks to regain market share in countries where its feature phones have been popular in the past. “We’ve had really positive feedback from users of Nokia Music on Lumia smartphones and we wanted more people to have access to this innovative, free music service,” says VP of entertainment Jyrki Rosenberg.

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