The new MySpace Mobile is just the beginning. According to a new MediaPost report, Fox Interactive Media, which oversees MySpace, is readying similar initiatives for its other properties, including gaming site IGN.com, FoxSports.com, and photo-sharing site Photobucket.com.
Fox Interactive Media “already offers premium, subscription-based versions of MySpace through wireless carrier partners like AT&T and Helio,” the report said. “The new version works on all U.S. carriers, and allows users, free of charge, to send and receive messages and friend requests, comment on pictures and profiles, post bulletins, update blogs, and find and search for friends, as well as view or change their mood status.”
“Accessing the Internet from a mobile phone will soon be as common as text-messaging and voice calling, and it’s FIM’s goal to deliver these new free, ad-supported experiences,” said John Smelzer, senior vice president and general manager of mobile at Fox Interactive, in the article.
The MySpace Mobile service alone is going to prove to be tough competition for all the fledging mobile social networking companies out there, many of which got started before MySpace jump into the wireless fray.