updated 09:25 am EST, Mon December 18, 2006
Cingular Adds MySpace
Cellular network provider Cingular today said it would integrate the vast majority of its cellphones with MySpace. Similar to the functions of the virtual operator Helio, the Cingular tie-in will let MySpace users submit blog entries and photos to their personal pages through their phones, and also lets those users e-mail, search for, and view their MySpace friends. The MySpace interaction depends on a Java program downloaded to a compatible cellphone; 30 phones will support the feature immediately, MySpace says, while another 20 should have the option within the next few weeks. Video playback and submission is anticipated as a feature sometime next year. Cingular's plan adds $3 per month and is launching today.