So how will did Nokia's Comes With Music project do over the festive period? While exact numbers haven't been released by Nokia (or The Carphone Warehouse, who were distributing the phones with the service), an interview in The Financial Times quotes someone familiar with the sales being "OK, but not earth-shattering."
I thought about getting a CWM phone for my wife but the n95-8gb is too bulky for her and about to be superceded by the N97, whilst the 5310 looks (and feels) a bit plasticky frankly.
The option to get the service on a wider variety of phones (especially one with a nicer form factor) would have seen Nokia's sales go through the roof. I really don't get this particular move of Nokia's. They're renowned for offering consumers choice, but their CWM offer is only available on two phones!
Yep, Comes with Music needs a much fuller and wider implementation than it's currently getting. Come on Nokia, make it available on far more phones and we'll go for it in our droves! Or even better allow us to buy CWM as an add-on service to a phone we already own.
If they can put CWM on the 5800 I think that would get me and a lot of other people to buy both the phone and the service. Even without CWM the 5800 is selling like hot cakes, having unlimited downloads for just a bit extra could be extremely popular.