Nokia brings PlayReady support into the fold

Nokia has officially bought in to the Microsoft DRM empire. The Finnish handset manufacturer has announced that it will include support for Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM technology in all of its S60 and S40 handsets. This could prove to be a profitable move for Nokia, as they’ve been rumored to be making moves towards establishing an online music store a la Rhapsody or iTunes. PlayReady support could allow them to easily establish an online store front without the need to establish their own DRM protocol. It can be applied to a multitude of file types, including many popular audio and video formats, and is specifically targeted towards the mobile market. Let’s just hope they don’t really expect us to buy music from a computer and then transfer it to our phones…


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