- Spotify’s Symbian mobile app opens up a world of music to Nokia smartphones
- Symbian covers over 50% of the global smartphone market
- Premium subscribers can download the application directly to their mobiles by visiting http://www.spotify.com
Spotify today launches its Symbian music application for Nokia and other smartphones, as the music service opens its mobile offering up to a huge new audience.
Many of the world’s best-selling phones run on the Symbian* platform, with Spotify’s latest mobile application supporting a wide range of mid-to-high end Nokia smartphones, including the popular Nokia 6220 Classic, E71 and 5800 XpressMusic models.
The app will also run on a selection of Sony Ericsson and Samsung smartphones running the Symbian platform, such as the Samsung GT-I8910 Omnia HD and Sony Ericsson Satio.**
Spotify’s arrival on the Symbian platform, which has a global share of over 50% of all the world’s smartphones, follows Spotify’s launch on both the iPhone and Android-powered phones in September.
To get Spotify’s Symbian application, music fans can either download it directly to their phones by visiting http://www.spotify.com through their mobile web browser, or by entering their phone number on our new Symbian information page to receive instructions via an SMS.
- Listen to millions of tracks with Spotify’s constantly updated catalogue
- Continue to run Spotify in the background while texting, making calls, web browsing etc
- Playlists can be downloaded and played in offline mode when you have no connection, are on a plane or underground, or abroad
- Search and stream music instantly. Browse by artist, title or album
- Listen Create and synchronise playlists. Updates from the desktop application will be synced instantly and vice versa
- Listen to tracks and albums in their entirety. Rewind, fast-forward, pause, skip and shuffle
Gustav Söderström, director of portable solutions at Spotify, says: “The launch of Spotify’s Symbian app opens up our mobile music service to potentially millions more music fans across Europe.
“Many mid to high-end Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung phone owners might be surprised to realise they can run Spotify on their phones. This takes our mobile music offering to a totally new level.”
Spotify Mobile is available to Spotify Premium subscribers in the UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Additional Spotify Premium features include higher sound quality, offline computer mode, travel access and no ads.
To sign up to the mobile service, music fans should visit the Spotify Premium product page to purchase a monthly or annual subscription.
For further information, visit our updated mobile page at www.spotify.com/mobile .
Notes to editors
* About Symbian
The Symbian platform is open source software based on Symbian OS, the most widely used open operating system for mobile phones. The OS has been integrated with software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces. Source: www.symbian.org
** Spotify mobile Symbian device range
Spotify is now available on the following Symbian-powered phones: Nokia 5230; Nokia 5320 XpressMusic; Nokia 5530 XpressMusic; Nokia 5630 XpressMusic; Nokia 5800 XpressMusic; Nokia 6120 Classic; Nokia 6220 Classic; Nokia 6710 Navigator; Nokia 6720 Classic; Nokia 6730 Classic; Nokia E51; Nokia E52; Nokia E63; Nokia E66; Nokia E71; Nokia E75; Nokia N78; Nokia N82; Nokia N85; Nokia N86 8MP; Nokia N95; Nokia N95 8GB; Nokia N96; Nokia N97; Nokia N97 mini; Samsung i8910 Omnia HD; Sony Ericsson Satio.
*** Global smartphone market share, Q2 2009 (Canalys 2009)
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