Sprint Nextel on Monday launched a music service, called the Sprint Music Store, that lets customers download songs directly to mobile handsets through wireless connections, NewsFactor reports.

The store features an online music player that lets customers browse, preview, download, play, and manage digital music.

NewsFactor adds that unlike offerings from competitors Verizon and Cingular, Sprint’s new service gives customers the ability to download music directly to their mobile devices rather than having to download songs to a PC prior to synchronizing with the mobile handset.

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