What can we expect from the store? CEO Ben Drury in the press release:
Users can browse music by genre and new releases as well as search for artist, track or album names. 7digital's top track and album charts are also available
30 to 90 second previews of all tracks are available before purchase
An in-app store for users to easily browse, purchase and download music straight to their Windows device whilst still listening to their music
Tracks will download in a compressed, lower quality format when using a cellular network, for instant listening. When a WiFi connection is available, the purchased track can be upgraded to a full MP3 320kbps quality file
Users can access and synchronise tracks they have stored locally on their device, as well as from their 7digital cloud locker into the 7digital app player
Playlists can be created and managed from within the application.
We look forward to the Zune muisc store having more competition - Nokia music is there for some, but 7digital is going to be available across the entire platform. If you can't wait, try out their HTML5 mobile store m.7digital.com, and keep an eye on AAWP for news of the public release.