Nokia Comes With Music launches in Singapore

February 27th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee

$138 for a brand new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music touchscreen phone plus one year’s subscription to Comes With Music – Nokia’s new unlimited music downloads service from over 2 million tracks at the Nokia Music Online Store.

That’s the deal that StarHub is putting at the table for users who sign-up at tonight’s midnight sale at Plaza Singapura. To get the special $138 however, you need to sign-up for a 2-year mobile phone plan and an old phone which has a trade-in value of $200.

The ad in The Straits Times says that the usual price of the phone is $538. I need to verify with StarHub on what this means but if it means I can now pay $538 for 5800 Comes With Music, it’s an absolutely gorgeous deal.

I have already played around with the 5800, Nokia’s first serious touch screen phone to fight the current craze around iPhones, HTC Touch and Dreams, Samsung Omnias and Pixons, SOny Ericsson X1 and LG Renoir. But the unlimited music download service is what everyone should be looking out for. You can download the songs over the air via 3G and Wi-FI directly into your phone and then play the music offline. Or download into your PC and sync it with with your phone.

I don’t listen to much music these days because I find it too troublesome to find and then buy the songs I want. But if I can instantly search the music on my phone over 3G, download it for “free” and play it instantly, repeat and rinse till I run out of space on my phone, for one whole year, that is really a good reason to buy that phone.

Oh, and did I also add that you can keep all the songs that you downloaded even after your one-year subscription ends?

Nokia Comes With Music is a big deal because you can now download all the songs you want during your one-year subscription into your phone.


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