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Nokia Music official launch in Canada imminent, preloaded on Koodo Lumia 520

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Nokia is throwing a celebration of its music prowess next Wednesday, May 15th in Toronto to show off “the next chapter of music discovery in Canada.”

It’s expected that Nokia Music finally land here, the free streaming radio service offered to select Lumia devices in the U.S. and around the world. Another hint of its pending arrival is buried within the “Phone Features” section of Koodo’s Nokia Lumia 520 listing, where it offers Nokia Music as an option.

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Nokia Music offers a curated selection of “mixes” broken down by favourite artists or music that you have stored locally on the phone. One of its best features is the ability to store these mixes offline for playback when you have no service. It’s sort of like Slacker Radio’s caching abilities, but made specifically for Windows Phone.

If is also available to download now on a number of Windows Phone 8 devices, including our unlocked Lumia 920. Because it’s not launching until next week, your mileage may vary in terms of availability, but from what we’ve seen, the free version is great. There is also a $3.99 subscription available for increased offline storage capabilities and lyrics.

Nokia has already offers a number of exclusive features to Lumia devices, including HERE Maps, HERE Drive+ Beta, HERE Transit and more. Adding Nokia Music to the list should help extend the company’s lead over HTC and Samsung in the Windows Phone space, and bolster its potential marketing touch points when compared to Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10.

(Thanks Justin!)

  • Rich

    Loving the pricing on a lot of these WP8 phones.
    Too bad app developers are too caught up with Android / iOS that there isn’t much room for love for BB10 or WP8.

    • Mythos88

      I would have to disagree with you when it comes to apps on WP8 though it is better if you have a Lumia.

  • stevedion

    I cannot believe that Nokia would come out with Music in Canada before Google.

  • Eddisonlane

    Loving Nokia and Microsoft right now.

  • Johnson

    Just downloaded Nokia Music on Lumia 920 and its working. (Canada/Bell)

  • Carlos

    No love for 7.8?

    • Harry Harry

      it already works on 7.8. i am running it on lumia 900 with 7.8

    • Carlos

      Tried downloading it on my lumia 710 and it says its not compatible , did it come preinstalled on your lumia?

  • jgerb0

    Its already out for all Lumias in Canada! And its awesome!

  • Darth Paton

    That 520 is a piece of crap. Koodo should have at least gotten the 6 or 720

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