During the 7digital Annual Event, Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, the leading digital music technology company, announced that 7digital will be working with Research In Motion as the official music download provider for the BlackBerry 10 smartphones releasing in Q1 2013.
BlackBerry 10 users will be able to browse, preview and purchase high quality digital music from BlackBerry App World, with over 22 million tracks available to them from the 7digital catalogue.
The music section of the BlackBerry App World, powered by 7digital, will feature new releases, best sellers, regional selections, a full back catalog, independent artists and more.
7digital and RIM are working closely together to leverage both 7digital’s open music platform technology and BlackBerry platform abilities, such as the social integration and recommendation engines. 7digital’s platform allows BlackBerry App World to build digital music services into the core of the product.
BlackBerry 10 smartphones are expected to become available in calendar Q1 of 2013. 7digital currently powers the music stores on BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook.