RIM mentions BBM Music in new Curve smartphone demo
Research In Motion (RIM) has quietly introduced its new BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Music service, which was speculated last week. BBM Music finds a mention in a demo slide for the new Curve smartphones announced an hour ago. No details have been shared about how it works and there is only a mention about users can ‘discover new music with BBM Music.’ RIM is believed to have inked deals with major music labels and is working on a subscription model around BBM Music. If I were to guess, I’d think BBM Music will allow users to share their playlists or individual tracks with other users over BBM without sharing the actual file. Instead, BBM will pull and stream/download those tracks on the other device. Of course, there will be a monthly subscription fee associated with the service.