AmazonMP3 will power music sales on the first Android mobile device, part of a broader introduction on Tuesday.
The store will be integrated into the T-Mobile G1, a device powered by the Google-inspired Android OS. A wireless connection will be required for purchases, though music fans will have the ability to preview tracks over a cellular connection.
AmazonMP3 is just one component in the larger Android Market, a selection of on-deck commerce services and applications. The G1 was unveiled in New York, the first of potentially thousands of Android-powered devices. The handheld is being manufactured by HTC.
The announcement comes ahead of the launch of MySpace Music, which will also tap AmazonMP3 on paid downloads. “Amazon wants to make it easy for customers to discover, buy, and play their music wherever they happen to be – whether sitting at their computer or on the go,” said Bill Carr, Amazon vice president for Digital Music and Video.
Story by news analyst Alexandra Osorio.