MySpace Goes Mobile. Beta Version Already Available
The mobile market is a most-appealing destination for web moguls. Google announced last week that it aims to expand its dominance in the realm, and now MySpace reveals similar plans.
September 24, 2007
The representatives of the News Corp-owned social networking site stated that free, ad-supported mobile version of MySpace has been made available at http://mobile.myspace.com. Unlike previous mobile versions, the new site will work on all phones, never mind the network used.
The advertising on the new site will appear in the form of sponsorships and banner ads and will be provided by Baltimore’s Millennial Media.
Initially, MySpace's offer consisted in two subscription-based versions, one for AT&T and one for Helio.
It offers all the main features of the original site, with mobile surfers being able to post messages, comment on photos, update fried requests and blogs or to look for new friends.
Other News Corp sites are also scheduled to feature a mobile version, with FoxSports.com, IGN and AskMen being top of the list.
Needless to say, the new offer will make no impression on smartphone users, who can already access the main site via a Opera's Mobile browser or, more recently, iPhone's Safari.