April 18

Nokia Australia today announced that its much-anticipated Nokia Music Store, music.nokia.com.au will open its virtual doors on April 22nd 2008.

Millions of tracks from major global artists, local independent artists, and up-and-coming Aussie acts will be available giving consumers the real freedom to enjoy music at their fingertips, 24/7.

“Australia will be one of the first 10 countries in the world to get their own localised Nokia Music Store,” said Shaun Colligan, General Manager, Nokia Australia.

“Australian consumers can be confident that the Nokia Music Store will have a broad range of genres including popular and non-mainstream genres and independent artists as we aim to make our store more locally relevant than any other digital music store in Australia,” he said.

With a single account, Australian music lovers can access the Nokia Music Store via their personal computer or directly from their optimised Nokia devices including the Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N81 8GB and the N82. In addition, the ability to sync from a PC is available on a wider range of Nokia models including the latest Xpress Music handets, Nokia 5610 and Nokia 5310.

The PC store’s intuitive user-interface makes streaming full-length tracks easy, and offers options to create customised playlists and to add tracks on a wishlist that you can decide to buy later. Tracks purchased can also be transferred via your PC to compatible Nokia devices. The music collection can then simply be synchronised between the PC and a mobile using Windows Media Player 11.