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Racepoint Group UK (7digital) - 18 October 2012

RIM selects 7digital as official music partner for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

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London, UK ---– 7digital, the leading digital music technology company, today announced that 7digital will be working with Research In Motion® (RIM®) as the official music download provider for the BlackBerry® 10 smartphones being released in Q1 2013.

BlackBerry 10 users will be able to browse, preview and purchase high quality digital music from BlackBerry App World, with over 22 million tracks from the 7digital catalogue.

The music section of the BlackBerry App World, powered by 7digital, will feature new releases, regional selections, a full back catalogue and independent artists.

7digital and RIM work closely together to integrate both 7digital’s open music platform technology and BlackBerry platform abilities, such as the social integration and recommendation engines. 7digital’s platform allows BlackBerry App World to build digital music services into the core of the product.

BlackBerry 10 smartphones are expected to become available in Q1 of 2013. 7digital is an official technology partner for BlackBerry 10, and the 7digital powered music service will be available for users in the UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore.

7digital currently powers the music stores on BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Useful Links:
7digital: http://www.7digital.com/
BlackBerry App World: http://appworld.blackberry.com


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Notes to Editors
About 7digital

Established in 2004, 7digital is a leading digital content technology company based in London. Through 7digital’s website (www.7digital.com) and mobile applications consumers can access over 22 million legal high quality music tracks at competitive prices across Europe and North America.

Combining 7digital’s secure and robust technology platform with the broadest agreements in the digital music industry, the company provides comprehensive digital download services to a wide range of partners around the world. 7digital has worked with record companies, artists, FMCG brands, retailers, consumer electronics companies, fashion brands, advertising agencies and many other organisations to harness the power of digital music – to engage customers.

The 7digital API (Application Programming Interface) allows developers to use and license the 7digital technology platform with over 22 million tracks to create new music websites, applications and devices or to integrate music into existing services.

7digital has provided digital music services to hundreds of international partners including: Samsung, RIM, Toshiba, HP, Acer, HTC, T-Mobile US, Ubuntu, Shazam, Last.fm, Winamp, Songbird, HMV, Waterstone’s, Universal Music, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music.

For more information visit about.7digital.net

Contacts:
Roberta Main-Millar / Nahidur Rahman at Racepoint Group UK
Tel: 020 8811 2132 / 2129
Email: 7digitaluk@racepointgroup.com

Roberta Main-Millar
Client Manager |Racepoint Group
@rmmillar86
D | +44 (0) 20 8811 2132
M | +44 (0) 7841 392 114


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