Nokia Music….A Game Changer
One of the most under-covered features of the new Nokia Windows Phones is Nokia Music. For those of you not familiar with Nokia Music the basic gist of it is this….
It acts like a Spotify, Pandora, Slacker Radio etc… expect it’s 100% free and you DO NOT have to create an account or log in! It is ready to go straight out of the box. The radio stations on your phone will personalized for your region, (so you don’t get Hindu Music in say Canada) and you can get stations on based on your favorite artist. I am guessing this works much like Pandora does where you type in an artist and it will play that artist and other artists like them.
Here is where it gets really cool…If you will be away from a reliable signal for hours at a time (aka a flight) you can download up to four different stations at 50 songs a piece onto your device. This means you can have 200 songs or up to 12 hours of music stored on your device for free.
If you really want to get your radio stations personal you can sign up and sign in. This means that it can keep track of your likes and dislikes so you can stop wasting your time with music you don’t want.
Bottom line is this: If you are shopping for a new phone and you want a Windows Phones more likely than not this feature alone should tip your hand toward the Nokia. If you are shopping for a new phone and you can’t decide between say Android and Windows Phone this might make your choice oh so much easier.
Want more info? Of course you do! Here is a hands on demo taken by ZDNet taken at Nokia World just a few day ago.
So what do you think? If you were fence sitting would this feature steer you toward the Nokia?