Sony Ericsson has launched its PlayNow Plus music service in Brazil. Aliado Digital reports that the service, available on W508 Walkman phones via wireless operator Vivo, includes 1,000 pre-loaded songs and unlimited DRM-protected track downloads for six months. After that time is up, the user must buy a monthly subscription or lose the downloaded songs - except for 100 of them, which the user gets to keep as DRM-free tracks.

The catalog contains 2 million songs from all four majors as well as indies.

Sony Ericsson reportedly plans to expand the service in Brazil to other phone models and operators in the first quarter of next year, and that PlayNow Plus could also hit Mexico and Chile in 2010.

Nokia's Comes With Music all-you-can-eat plan has been more successful in Mexico and Brazil than in some European countries, according to active-user numbers obtained by Music Ally earlier this year.

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