Sony Ericsson preps music service

Play Now Plus to give access to millions of songs

Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at the firm, said on Tuesday.

Play Now Plus, which will compete with Nokia's Comes with Music service, will give users access to millions of songs, some of which they can keep after subscription ends.

"In a few weeks time this service will be available with Telenor," Hoornik told reporters as he outlined plans for the launch at a media event in Copenhagen.