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HMV download app coming to BlackBerrys

By | Published on Monday 17 February 2014

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HMV is bringing its newish download store to the BlackBerry, according to the CrackBerry website, so that music fans using devices running the BlackBerry 10 system (anyone?) will be able to buy tracks from the retailer via a bespoke app, and utilise the sound and artwork recognition thingimys that sit on the front of the retailer’s proprietary mobile application.

HMV’s new owners launched the retailer’s latest attempt at digital last October with a bespoke app for both Apple and Android devices, though the iOS app immediately caused problems because it violated Apple’s rules, and various bits of functionality subsequently had to be removed.

There should be no such problems with the BlackBerry app. 7Digital, which actually powers HMV’s download platform, has a long relationship with the flagging phone maker. No launch date for the BlackBerry app is yet known, but it’s probably imminent.