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Spotify launches on Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson phones

Spotify has finally launched its service on Symbian-powered phones, which includes most modern Nokia devices, plus some Sony Ericsson and Samsung phones

Good news Nokia users: Spotify has finally launched its service on Symbian-powered phones, which includes most modern Nokia devices, plus some Sony Ericsson and Samsung phones.

Like the iPhone and Android versions that launched earlier this year, the app lets Spotify Premium subscribers stream as much ad-free music as they like. Plus you can sync playlists for offline playback when you're away from a mobile data connection.

Unlike the iPhone version, Spotify on Symbian will continue running in the background of the phone's memory, even when you're texting or running other applications.

A selection of the most popular supported phones includes the Nokia N97, N96, N95, N86, N85, N78, E75, E71 and the 5800 XpressMusic. The Samsung i8910 HD is supported, and so is the Sony Ericsson Satio.

The app's a free download from m.spotify.com, but requires a £10 per month premium subscription to Spotify. Last time we checked, the paid one-day passes didn't include support for the mobile versions of the service.

We'll have a hands-on report for you, hopefully later today. In the meantime you can check our previous coverage of the Spotify mobile app on other platforms. It's offline-tastic!