The spokesman, however, could not discuss the nature of the development or when it would happen.
"We are developing the PlayNow service further. It is part of our bigger music stragegy," said spokesman Aldo Liguri. The company is half owned by Sony and Ericsson.
Many phone makers have invested in online music downloading services, and handset makers see digital music as, as they try to hold up their average selling prices despite surging demand for cheap phones on emerging markets.