Myspace has caused a phenomenon on the Internet proving particularly popular with teenagers and those in their early twenties. It comes as little surprise, especially when you consider how long they’ve been threatening it, that myspace have teamed up with Helio in order to offer mobile myspace.
With 55 million users it is easy to see the attraction that persuaded myspace and Helio to form this partnership but what’s in it for the customers? Well, quite a lot actually. The main ambition of the service is to allow users to read and post to their myspace site or blog.
Obviously, there have had to be some modifications to the original online myspace, in order to optimize the service to the mobile market but nonetheless the service will be geared to the same people with a similar look and feel. A mail box, bulletin, blog posting and photo profiles are among some of the features.
In line with this news, Helio have released details of two cell phones that will be shipped solely as myspace cell phones. Both the phones use EVDO technology to deliver an exceptional wireless broadband connection. They also display clear, crisp pictures and video playback scenes. Both handsets also feature 70MB of internal memory, MP3 player, 2.0 mega-pixel camera and expansion card slots. Both are easily capable of coping with just about any myspace work you happen to need doing.
In return myspace are updating many of the features already available to users, but especially for those who intend to subscribe to the Helio mobile myspace service. These changes include the capability to upload photos from your Helio device to an increased storage allotment for photos. Only Helio users will get this photo storage increase though. Other users will even be able to see when you are logged on using a Helio handset or device.
With news that the service will go live during spring in the U.S tongues are already wagging and myspacers are getting excited at the prospect. Mobile Myspace has been promised for some time now but this is the first true sign that it will finally go ahead. The Helio partnership is likely to be a test of how the service performs on the mobile market and things go well don’t be too surprised if myspace.com phones start popping up all over the place. As mentioned, myspace has more than 50 million devoted members, so it is difficult to see the service not taking off.