STUFF EXCLUSIVE: MusicStation to take on iTunes

Look out iTunes, the Brits are coming. Omnifone's MusicStation, which we revealed deets of in February, has just gone live for the first time in Swede

Look out iTunes, the Brits are coming. Omnifone's MusicStation, which we revealed deets of in February, has just gone live for the first time in Sweden, ahead of a Europe-wide roll-out in the coming months.The £2 a week service promises unlimited downloads direct to mobile phones, playable in its slick mobile app (pictured), for as long as the subs keep coming. Although it'll work with almost any Java or Symbian handset, we're told it'll be up to the networks to decide whether to flog it pre-loaded on dedicated phones (as in Sweden), or offer it as a free for all download.Omnifone's been tight lipped about exactly when it'll be launching in the UK, or even which networks it'll be available on, but it give us the nod on one exclusive detail yet to be announced. As well as mobile downloads, it'll also be offering full-quality, MP3 player friendly tracks over the web – putting on a direct collision course with Apple and iTunes.The premium 'MusicStation Desktop' offering will cost an extra pound per week but will enable over the air syncing of all downloaded tracks to your mobile. Again, we've no launch dates but it should be sometime after the mobile only version launches. Fingers crossed, that won't be far off.EssentialsOmnifone MusicStationPrice: £2/wk or £3/wk On sale: TBAContact: OmnifoneRelated stories:Make mine a music phone with MusicStation