Samsung recently partnered with Spinlet, (a mobile music download and streaming application company) on the launch party for the Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 in Nigeria. The device is preinstalled with the Spinlet application which is loaded with about five songs and buying credit for consumers to purchase up to five additional songs from its music catalogue.
Spinlet aims to help independent musicians and bands in Africa to sell their music alongside other more prominent artists in Africa and from around the world.
“In a country riddled by piracy, the free streaming and pay per download model that Spinlet and Samsung are providing to the market really helps create value in fans eyes and a revenue stream for artists,” said Spinlet’s Chairman, Eric Idiahi.
According to Daesong Ra, Business Manager, Mobile Division Samsung Electronics West Africa, “Our proposition offers consumers a smart phone experience that is not only affordable but ‘Clearly Different, Clearly Smart.’” The Samsung Galaxy pocket comes packed with over 400,000 free apps, faster internet connectivity at an amazing retail price of N18,900. In addition, consumers on the MTN network can enjoy 1 month free of internet data to experience these exciting smart phone solutions.