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Downloading music on computers is nothing new and there' plenty of choice and services out there to do so, from iTunes to Napster as well as other peer-to-peer sharing networks, but next generation mobile phones and devices are being targeted for a service developed by an Israeli company.
Nareos, which has its development offices in Petah-Tikva, has already signed up a number of record labels and artists and says it has over one million songs on its catalog.
"The mobile is a fast growing medium for file-sharers and we aim to provide a convenient and exciting way to purchase music, anytime and anywhere - whilst supporting established and growing music artists around the world," said Alexander Lazovsky, founder and CEO of Nareos.
The technology works by allowing users to search for music, download it to the mobile and then it determines if it is a legal download or not. If it is not legally authorised, it will not be played, but if it is authorised, then it will work and the user will be charged for the download.
"We are delighted to have created a mobile service that combines the richness of P2P with the legality of an online store," Lazovsky added.
Mobile phone providers can decide on costs of the service including monthly/annual subscriptions as well as pay as you go.
For more information: www.nareos.com