MySpace To Launch Windows Mobile Application

mobilemyspace-0331-aMySpace plans to introduce a new mobile application for Windows Mobile devices aimed at delivering users a more robust version of the social network on the go.

Specifically, the new app will be compatible with Microsoft's Silverlight browser plug-in, allowing MySpace developers to create more sophisticated mobile applications using open-source tools. It also tailors MySpace's main social features and functionality to the Windows operating system to streamline access.

The MySpace app will be available on Windows Mobile 6.1 phones this summer and through the Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile by fall. Windows phones from LG are due out in the second half of 2009 will come preloaded with the MySpace app.

The move is part of MySpace's push to become the leading social network on cell phones. The social network currently has more than 20 million mobile users and expects more than half of its traffic to come from cell phones in the next few years. In addition to Windows Mobile, MySpace has also developed apps for smartphones including the iPhone, BlackBerry, Sidekick, G1, and others made by Nokia and Palm.

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