SOURCE: Napster

January 24, 2008 06:30 ET

Napster Expands Its Music Subscription Service Across New DoCoMo Mobile Phones in Japan

Napster to Go Now Compatible With 34 Microsoft® Windows Media®-Enabled DoCoMo Handset Models

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - Napster (NASDAQ: NAPS) announced today that the company's mobile music subscription service is available to NTT DoCoMo customers through nine new models of the mobile company's line of music-enabled handsets, the FOMA®705i series. The Microsoft® Windows Media®-branded handsets let DoCoMo customers seamlessly download music directly to their handsets or download music and playlists from their PC to their phones.

The Napster-compatible handsets in the FOMA®705i series from DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier, boasts the latest features in mobile listening technology. By integrating the user experience of Microsoft Windows® Vista® with the latest-addition mobile phones, DoCoMo customers can manage their music from wherever they are.

"Napster is pleased that more DoCoMo customers can access and enjoy our award-winning mobile subscription service through the new DoCoMo handsets," said Brad Duea, president of Napster. "As we continue our relationship with DoCoMo and expand our service to other carriers around the globe, we look forward to bringing the Napster Mobile experience to music lovers everywhere."

DoCoMo customers who use the new handsets will be able to utilize the same convenient features currently in place for DoCoMo's Napster subscribers, including integrated billing, subscriptions for ringtones, and unlimited over-the-air downloads of full-length tracks.

Napster Mobile is live with nine carriers across Asia, the U.S., and Europe -- DoCoMo, KDDI (Japan), AT&T/Cingular, Dobson, SunCom (U.S.), TMN (Portugal), O2 (Ireland), Swisscom (Switzerland), and Claro (Puerto Rico). In addition to DoCoMo's handset partners in Japan, the world's largest cell phone manufacturers are also providing Napster compatible devices in the U.S. and Europe including Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, LG, SonyEricsson, HTC and Pantech.

About Napster

Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The company's offerings include "Napster" ( -- the most popular, on-demand music subscription service in the world; "Freenapster" (, a unique Web experience offering free, on-demand music legally in the U.S.; and "Napster Mobile," one of the industry's fastest growing mobile music platforms, providing the premier mobile music experience for customers in nine global markets. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Napster's services are available in markets across North America, Europe and Japan.

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