RIM launches BBM Music, but shares continues to drop despite rallying market

Today, Waterloo-based Research In Motion has released the BBM Music App, now available for download in the BlackBerry App World.

For $5 per month, the app grants you access to to 50 songs plus to 50 songs from each of your friends who share their content with you via BBM. Each month you can drop 25 songs for 25 new ones.

But if you don't want to pay monthly for BBM Music, all you get are 30-second music tracks—far worse than iTunes, which now offers 90-second previews and is native on the iPhone and downloadable on any computer.

See the app in action in the video below.

Despite the announcement, RIM shares dipped a further 3%, even though the market as a whole is rallying.


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