Nokia's Microfinancing Options; Comes With Music Nokia launched microfinancing options to rural handset buyers - they can pay weekly installment of Rs. 100 each over 25 weeks. The handset manufacturer tested these schemes in 2,500 villages in rural Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh where it received a total of 27,500 applications. The company also said its new service Comes With Music, which offers handset buyers unlimited music downloads for a year on their mobiles as well as computers, will be launched soon. (ET) Our Take - We at Medianama have been very interested in the music store by Nokia and other players such as Hungama and Saregama. But this bit about unlimited free downloads is interesting - what's the catch? The price of the handset will definitely be bumped up but will there also be a limit? Moreover, as the Guardian blog says, how is Nokia planning to reconcile revenue sharing with artists if it donates the songs for free? Qeep Partners with ZestADZ Qeep, a UK & South Africa mobile gaming and entertainment community inked ties with Mobile-Worx's ZestADZ for mobile advertising. It expects 40 million impressions per month to be monetized in Qeep’s key countries, primarily, South Africa. ZestADZ is a part of mobile-worx, a leading mobile marketing company with its headquarters in Los Angeles, USA and operations in Chennai & Mumbai Dialog Telekom Reports Loss: Higher Admin Costs, Discounts Sri Lanka's Dialog Telekom reported a second quarter loss of Rs. 7.67 billion ($67 million) for three months ending…
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