Nokia Aiming To Play The Role Of Cooler Older Brother
If there’s one technological divide that separates your Idolators from the twentysomething hordes, it’s the concept of listening to music through a cell phone. The speakers are usually crap, the available memory wouldn’t even hold a shelf of our CD collection, and, well, it just feels wrong. But Nokia’s announcement yesterday that it would be expanding its mobile music services piqued our interest, mainly because its forthcoming Music Recommenders service will use suggestions from independent record stores, like the Chicago stalwart Reckless Records, and world-famous Arcade Fire aficionado David Bowie to make its picks. Although if one of them is the Bowie “cyber song” he recorded a few years back, we’re going to cry foul.