HTC Hero to receive Spotify service

3 has confirmed that the deal with Spotify has now been realised and that the service will appear bundled via the Android-powered HTC Hero mobile phone in the UK sometime before this Christmas.

 

The fact that a phone sporting Spotify has arrived on the scene is not entirely unexpected. Indeed, we did muse upon the decision here. What is a little surprising, is that the actually handset is based upon an already active mobile in the shape of the HTC Hero. Many observers, once they realised that 3 (investors in Spotify) was involved, did expect that its hardware affiliate, INQ, would produce a phone dedicated to the Spotify service. As other similar INQ phones have been aimed towards social networking.

 

3 UK also offers Nokia's competing Comes With Music service, confirmed the New Media Age website. Of course, both that and Spotify will now run side-by-side. It will be interesting to see which of the two services will be more popular.

 

Pricing details have yet to be confirmed

 

Click to read the New Media Age story

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