3UK is to package unlimited access to the Spotify music jukebox site onto the Android-based HTC Hero mobile handset for a November launch. Pricing is £99 plus £35 per month.
The HTC Hero will be the first Android handset to launch on 3. Billed as an iPhone killer, it has a touch screen, five megapixel camera, personalisation features and access to thousands of applications from Android Marketplace.
Spotify gives UK internet users access to a universal jukebox of high-quality music on their desktops and mobile phones. Spotify on 3 delivers this extensive jukebox over its 3G network and provides access to playlists while offline.
The package includes unlimited Spotify Premium for mobile and PC for 24months (worth £240), 750 minutes to other mobiles, unlimited texts and calls to other 3 numbers, unlimited e-mail, internet browsing and Facebook calls, and free Skype-to-Skype calls.
3's director of products & services Charlotte Blanchard said 3 would offer Spotify on other 3 products in time, including mobile broadband. Potential customers can register their interest in Spotify on 3.