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Remember a few days ago we reported that there was word that RIM was interested in launching their own music service? Well it’s official as they have just announced their BBM Music, which unfortunately not available to general public yet, although it’s expected to see a launch by the end of the year. Some of the features of BBM Music include:

  • Build a personal music profile with 50 of your favorite songs. You can refresh your profile by swapping out up to 25 songs each month.
  • Invite your BBM friends to subscribe to BBM Music and to join your BBM Music Community.
  • With each friend that is added to BBM Music, you grow your music collection since the songs from the profile of each BBM Music friend are available to you at any time.
  • Up to 50 tracks from your personal profile are shared with your BBM Music Community, and each member of your community shares up to 50 songs from their profile with you.
  • Enjoy a truly social community-based music experience – the more friends who join your community, the more songs you can listen to.
  • Easily discover music that your BBM Music friends are listening to, and comment on your friends’ songs and playlists.
  • You can create multiple playlists from music in your profile as well as all of your friends’ profiles, and with one click you can shuffle the entire collection of music from your BBM Music Community. You can even see which friend contributed each song while it plays.
  • Within your BBM Music app, you also see a visual timeline that shows the recent updates of all users within your community. It gives you a chronological view of community updates, including who added new friends, which songs were added or removed, which playlists were created and what comments were made by your BBM Music friends.

I guess it was true what they said about the 50 track limit, but I guess it’s good that they allow you to keep swapping out 25 tracks a month. Previous speculation had it priced at $10 a month, but it turns out that it will only cost $4.99, which isn’t too bad and is a cheaper and legal way to share music among your friends. Any Blackberry owners out there excited by this?


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