RIM taps 7Digital to power official BB10 music store

RIM is already well acquainted with 7Digital thanks to joint efforts on smartphones and tablets, and now its chosen the firm to power the official music store of BlackBerry 10. Not only does 7Digital bring its tech and catalog of downloads to the table, but the duo are promising to integrate the service with BB10 to provide features including recommendations and social integration. When RIM's fresh slate of devices launch next year, folks in the Americas, Australia, Europe, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa will be able to purchase tunes from the new storefront.

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

London, UK, 18th October 2012 – 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.