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Spotify embraces Symbian

Appy talking

Music-streaming service Spotify is now available on Symbian handsets too, for paying subscribers at least.

Spotify already has a mobile client, but that's limited to Apple's iPhone and devices running Android; Symbian might not have as many headlines, but it's running on more than half the world's smartphones and Spotify needs those customers.

Turning freeloading Spotify users into Premium subscribers is tough, but the company isn't making money from advertising so sustainability demands that people upgrade. A mobile version of the app is an obvious enticement, and one that's now available to a much larger market.

The Symbian client is still officially a beta, and a list of supported handsets is available on the Spotify site. ®

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