Hero and Kickflip: MySpace to now come on mobile phones
The social networking site MySpace is said to receive more traffic than the worldâ€™s largest search engine Google and has been in news for various reasons. The latest information from the service is that the company is now becoming ubiquitous with the launch of a cellular service that will let users read and post to the site for free.
Helio LLC, a joint venture of Internet service provider Earthlink Inc. and South Korean carrier SK Telecom Co., would launch these new products. MySpace already has become one of the most popular social networking portals in the world and attracts more than 54 million users.
Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink and chief executive of Helio said in a statement on this new product offering: “We’re able to leverage a lot of that experience about how to take social networking and put it on a device. What our target really cares about, this young consumer, is being connected to their friends and being connected to their world.â€
These phones would be called Hero and Kickflip and would feature large color screens and cameras, but no QWERTY keyboards. The company plans to offer the mobile-based service by accessing the network of Sprint Nextel and Verizon.