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7digital music store coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

7digital music store coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Digitial music delivery service 7digital has announced that it will be releasing an official music store app for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook slate.

The UK-based service, which has regional versions of its music downloads store in the US and Canada and over a dozen countries throughout Europe, has confirmed its plans to partner with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) for the launch of its PlayBook slate later this year.

PlayBook buyers will be able to access the entire 7digital music catalogue available to their specific region, search for songs, albums and artists using 7digital’s API, and preview tracks before deciding to make a purchase. The store will also recommend users music based on users' browsing and listening habits.

Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, said: "We're really excited to be working with RIM to bring the 7digital experience to the BlackBerry PlayBook.

"RIM has created an incredible tablet with premium multimedia features and together we are delivering a truly exceptional music experience for mobile users, offering content that is extremely easy to discover, purchase and use.”

"We currently have the largest international footprint of any MP3 digital music seller and we look forward to expanding our business with RIM throughout the year."

7digital has previously partnered with Samsung as the primary music downloads service for the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab released in October last year.

The BlackBerry store will come preinstalled with the PlayBook when it hits stores shelves in late spring.

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