launches digital music service –

Just caught this on CNBC Squawk Box this morning — launched a new digital music download service called My first reaction was finally!! A solution for us non-MAC (i.e. non cool) people. Here are some basic facts about this new service. They will charge 79 cents per song vs. Apple’s 99 cents. The major problem is that only supports Windows Media format of audio and NOT MP3. This makes my shiny new iPod useless.. 😦

If this service is only going to offer WMA files, what makes it different from Pressplay that offers that same thing and is much cheaper? I think Pressplay offers unlimited downloads for $9.95 per month. I know Microsoft is also working on a similar service, which will also offer WMA files as well. I just wish Apple would start supporting the Windows users with their music store.