Sony Ericsson phones get mapping app
Sony Ericsson' Cyber-shot C905 will come preloaded with Mobile Commerce's 'NearMe' app, a search service that provides users with information on local businesses, amenities, venues and events -- all based on current location using the GPS capabilities of the user's handset. NearMe will also be available to download onto the GPS-enabled C702 Cyber-shot and W760 Walkman handsets, and includes United Kingdom-wide content such as cinema, club and gig listings, venues for eating and drinking in as well as some 1.9 million business search listings.
Weather info turn on idle mobile screens
WeatherBug'sweather information is now available on Mobile Posse's service through an agreement that facilitates a range of ad-supported sponsorships, enabling brands to extend their reach and enhance awareness with consumers by sponsoring weather. WeatherBug and Mobile Posse are capitalizing on research findings that weather is one of the most popular pieces of content consumed on the mobile device, with 18.4 million subscribers accessing weather sites each month in the US alone.
RIM sets up BlackBerry Application Center
Research In Motion is set to introduce the BlackBerry Application Center, a virtual software storefront to rival Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market. Crackberry.com says that the on-device BlackBerry Application Center -- which will make its debut via the BlackBerry Storm version 4.7 operating system -- will enable users to discover, browse and install third-party BlackBerry apps hosted by mobile operators.