7digital Music Store to be Preloaded on PlayBook in US and Canada

Research In Motion and 7digital have announced that the 7digital Music Store will come pre-installed on the BlackBerry PlayBook when it launches in the US and Canada this month.

The 7digital Music Store will give BlackBerry PlayBook users access to 7digital’s catalogue of over 13m high quality (320kbps) MP3s. BlackBerry PlayBook users will be able to search for tracks, albums and artists, and preview tracks before buying. Users can also discover new music through 7digital’s recommendation technology. Prices for BlackBerry PlayBook users will match the prices on 7digital.com, with individual tracks and albums priced in a customer’s local currency.

“The 7digital Music Store is a perfect complement to the high-performance BlackBerry PlayBook, providing users with fast searches and downloads, and a slick interface that makes it very easy to discover, purchase and enjoy music,” says Alistair Mitchell, vice president, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at RIM. “We are thrilled to be working with 7digital to provide BlackBerry PlayBook users with access to an amazing catalog of 13m tracks.”