RIM Ready To Launch BlackBerry Music Service?
According to CNET's sources, RIM is "in talks with the four largest record companies about launching a new music service to run on top of BlackBerry Messenger, the company's instant-messenger service." The deal is already inked with one of those top 4 labels, and "at least" another 2 are within range. If the ink dries fast enough, the service could launch next week.
It's a solid gesture, but it's hardly what RIM needs to be focusing on, as the company has bigger issues. Namely, BlackBerry needs a new OS to compete with iOS and Android. BlackBerry OS has simply fallen too far behind at this point, and waving a stale music service idea around in the consumer face isn't likely to do much good.