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Napster tries $5 subscription on for size

Napster tries $5 subscription on for size

Napster has been known to be having a bit of trouble with their music download service, but they're now trying to spruce it up by offering a subscription service with a dramatically lower price tag than the competition at only $5 a month.

You will gain access to as much music as you want under the new subscription plan, so long as it's streamed onto your computer. You will also get five MP3s you can download and keep per month as a part of the deal.

If you live in the U.S., you can sign up for the new plan today. With the economy so bad and Napster really struggling to maintain a foothold, this move makes sense. However, time will only tell if this is enough to resurrect the company and keep them relevant.

Samsung SGH-a747 SLM Napster Phone

Samsung SGH-a747 SLM Napster Phone

So we already mentioned this, but we have something new, more specs, and a whole lot more pics. In fact if I recollect right, we didn’t have a single pic of the actual handset last time.

It has Bluetooth 2.0, Quad-Band GSM, Dual-Band UMTS, and a talk time of about 3 hours. There is the 2MP cam that has up to a 4x digital zoom, and other than all the video and music services that come with it, it has Java, and SMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, and Yahoo! instant messengers built in.

AT&T getting a phone from Napster

AT&T getting a phone from Napster

Samsung is the maker, its their SLM phone, and it’s a flip phone. So, what are Samsung, Napster, and AT&T all bringing to the table that could possibly compete with the iPhone?

Well, not much really, I mean, first it’s a flip phone, so it loses all the touchscreen functionality of the iPhone, then its not an Apple product, so no OSX, no HTML browser, no YouTube app, no iTunes Store, and no Google Maps. It does have 3G (HSDPA), and support for all of AT&T’s features like their music and video services as well as mobile banking from a couple of banks, and obviously it has a mobile version of Naptser.

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