Nokia announces deal with Sony BMG

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Nokia announced a new agreement with Sony BMG, in addition to adding two new handsets to its XpressMusic line. The leading wireless manufacturer explained that Sony BMG has joined its Comes With Music offering.

“This initiative represents a critical new way of gaining access to music, through which fans will be able to explore Sony BMG’s vast catalog of recordings for an entire year,” advised Sony BMG executive Thomas Hesse. “We think this business model will encourage users to sample a wide range of material, expand their musical tastes and listen to more music than ever before.”

The two new handsets are the 5220 ($255) and the 5320 ($352) which are scheduled for release in the third quarter. They both have Symbian S60 2 Megapixel w/ autofocus Video recorder with QVGA resolution, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 320×240 pixelsdisplay.