Big news for BlackBerry users — 7digital’s on-device BlackBerry music store officially launched today on BlackBerry App World.
The free application allows you to wirelessly purchase DRM-free MP3 music to your BlackBerry smartphone. Unlike the Thumbplay music store, 7digital integrates it’s own advanced media player that will import your existing playlists and MP3 music collection.
The 7digital music store was first announced in July, but wasn’t the first BlackBerry music store to hit the market (Thumbplay beat them to it). The good news? The 7digital app has a much better selection of music than Thumbplay, and the integrated media player in 7digital is much better than RIM’s standard player.
More screen shots and feature list after the jump…
- High quality, DRM-free MP3 music store
- Latest charts, new music and weekly features
- Flexible downloads via wireless carrier or WiFi with auto-replace
- Integrated advanced media player
- Headset, speaker and Bluetooth audio streaming support
Note that a micro SD card is required to use this application on your BlackBerry.
Now the not-so-hot news: right now this app is a “preview”version of the application that is only available to BlackBerry users in the USA, UK, Spain, Italy and Germany. If you are in one of those countries and have a BlackBerry Bold or a Curve 8900, you’re all set — download the application and get to rockin’.
Have a BlackBerry Tour or a Storm (or earlier model ‘Berry)? Not so fast. The application isn’t supported for any device model outside the Bold and Curve 8900 — yet.
Since the “official” release is scheduled for October 6th in London, look for confirmation around that date that BlackBerry models support the app. Full details for the “click to buy” mobile payment integration with other music applications is also expected to be announced on October 6th.