And in more mobile content news, Verizon Wireless announced a partnership with social-mapping service Loopt, to offer Loopt’s service on select handsets beginning next month.
With Loopt, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their phones’ location-based services capabilities to share location information, status messages and geo-tagged photos with their community of friends. Loopt users can view where friends in their private network are located on a map displayed on their mobile phones and connect and share their locations with anyone in their address books or AIM buddy lists.
“Loopt offers Verizon Wireless customers a fun, unique and powerful way to connect with friends and share information,” Ryan Hughes, vice president of digital media programming for Verizon, said in a statement. “Loopt enhances the mobile experience by letting friends stay in touch with and informed of their friends’ lives – wherever they go.”
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to purchase Loopt beginning in April in the Tools on the Go and Featured Applications shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store. Loopt will be available for $3.99 monthly access. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to access Loopt on more than 20 Get It Now-capable phones.