Mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo is planning to introduce a music download service targeted to cell phone users in Japan. The Japanese firm will be joining hands with Microsoft to use their technologies for this service.
The company is aiming at allowing the mobile phone owners to transfer music to their phones from a PC. Users would be able to buy and download songs from as many as 100 different music services.
Additionally, users can also save the music from their owned Audio CDs and transfer them to mobile phones for later playing.
DoCoMo has already announced plans to put Microsoft’s Windows Media technology into its 3G mobile phones planned for release in the coming months. These mobile phones would support WMA and Windows Media DRM 10 digital rights management technology.
What’s more…the phones will also support Windows Media Video technology. Related to this deal, DoCoMo said it will also consider adding Windows Media Video to future cell phone handsets.
A similar music download service is being currently operated by rival Japanese cell phone service providers such as KDDI.