RIM releases a cloud-based music system

The most popular mobile phone amongst young British rioters is about to get its own cloud-based music system.

Research In Motion Ltd will unveil a new cloud-based social music sharing service called BBM Music, as companies begin to bet on entertainment delivered over the internet that incorporates social networking features.

Research in Motion, the maker of Blackberry phones, has announced that selected music from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI will be available for the users.

Apparently there is a closed beta trial of the BBM Music service starting in Canada, the United States and the UK. It will be commercially available to customers later this year for a monthly subscription of $4.99 in a number of countries.

Blackberry gear was identified by UK cops as being the phone of choice amongst British rioters. This is thanks to the fact it was cheaper than the iPhone and could send encrypted messages.  

It means that when you are having  a riot you can stream music of your choice into your ears and give yourself a good soundtrack.

It is is not clear what music RIM will be providing. Our guess is that if the British coppers have their way it will be something classical and soothing, like at certain London bus hubs and Vauxhall station, until they accidentally play Ride of the Valkyries.