Nokia is expanding the availability of Nokia Music service into new countries in the South East Asia. It is now available in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, following a recent rollout in Indonesia. Nokia Entertainments VP Jyrki Rosenburg spoke to Musically on this launch and provided the following statement,
First, the new countries: “These are important new countries for us, and with Indonesia it’s quite a significant expansion in the south-east Asia Pacific region for us,” he said.
“We definitely feel that we have a strong time-to-market advantage here: an out-of-the-box click-to-play music service that’s free with no ads or registration. That’s something nobody else is offering in those markets at this time, so we think we’ll see a positive response.”
When he was questioned about the future of Nokia Music service after Microsoft’s acquisition since Microsoft has got its own music service called Xbox Music, he answered the following.
“All I would say is that if you look at what they’ve done and what we’ve done carefully, there are some very complementary activities going on, and very little overlap,”
I hope Nokia Music service stays even after Nokia becomes the part of Microsoft.