Blackberry may be releasing a new streaming music service for $5 a month

According to a report over at AllThingsD, Research In Motion(RIM) may be planning to release a music service called Blackberry Music that will allow blackberry users to share up to 50 songs on their respective blackberry devices. AllThingsD reporter, Peter Kafka, states that RIM “is in the late stage talks with the big music labels; music industry sources believe RIM is aiming for a beta launch in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom by early September.”

Basically, Blackberry users who have signed up for the service can access up to 50 songs from a friend who also has a blackberry and is paying for the $5 a month service. We have no word yet on whether there will be a cap to how many separate friends you can have on this service. If it was unlimited, the music choices would be tremendous. Rumor has it that the music will be limited to playback on blackberry smartphones and can only be exported out to the PlayBook.

There are many services such as Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Spotify that charge just a little bit more in some cases and offer an unlimited amount of storage for music. So what sets BlackBerry Music apart from the rest? Well I guess we will have to wait and see!

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Solomon Massele
Solomon is our Senior Managing Editor here at TekGoblin and he is also a columnist for Best Buy Mobile Magazine. He has been a technology enthusiast for years and currently contributes to companies such as TekGoblin, Best Buy Mobile Magazine, and others in the past such as SPJ Reviews. You can keep up with his updates on Twitter at @iceman7679 and his visual tech related reviews on YouTube at He loves everything tech, and talking about it!