Nokia and Vodafone want a share of Apple's success

Two new entries this week on the list of iTunes wannabees.

Nokia has launched its Nokia Music store which allows users to download music - the songs cost 80p each with an album costing ten times more and the service does not work on the Mac platform and through the Mozilla Firefox Browser.

More than two million tracks are to be offered at launch, compared with the six million tracks that Apple's iTunes offers.

Meanwhile Mobile phone company, Vodafone, has launched a rival service called Musicstation which offers unlimited streaming music courtesy of Omnifone, for only £1.99 per week (that's a tad more than £100 per year) and you don't even own the music - this makes up for an expensive On Demand Radio.

However, you have access to up to 1.2 m tracks from Universal and Sony BMG.

The downside of both services is that you can't readily transfer them to other media devices. In the case of Vodafone's Musicstation, you can't even go to another service provider.

Musicstation is compatible with a limited number of phones, although the list is set to grow soon.