Cell Provider to Offer 'MySpace Phone'
Helio, a joint venture between Earthlink and SK Telecom, said on Thursday that it had reached a deal with popular social networking site MySpace to bring the service to two phones being offered by the carrier. Users would be able to read and post to the site at no charge, the company said. The phones, "Hero" and "Kickflip" would be feature large screens and cameras.
No launch date has been set for the service, and prices for the phones or plans were not announced. An "MVNO," or mobile virtual network operator, Helio would lease access from Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless networks in order to offer service. Logging more traffic than Google, MySpace has nearly 54 million users, and was purchased by media giant News Corp. for nearly $580 million.