7digital To Take On iTunes

Popular music download service 7Digital is planning to compete with Apple's iTunes on its own turf by submitting its application for approval on the App Store.

The service, which is already available on BlackBerry and Android devices, will allow iOS users to download music on their devices, access them offline and even sync wirelessly, a feature which is yet to arrive on iTunes.

The UK-based firm also announced that it would be powering the music download service of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab Android-based tablet device.

Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, said in a statement: “Our partnership with Samsung in the creation of the music service on the incredible new GALAXY Tab illustrates the flexibility of 7digital’s open technology and geographical reach.”

"The deep integration of our APIs within the GALAXY Tab music application, combined with our extensive catalogue of MP3 music, provides a fantastic user experience that makes it simple to discover and purchase music.”

7Digital’s service will also feature on Toshiba's upcoming Folio tablet device as well.