Mobispine Scores Licensing Deal with SonyEricsson

Mobispine, a value-added services company, today announced that it has scored a global licensing agreement with SonyEricsson for local content delivered on its pre-installed Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader.

With mobile operator control over content distribution weakening, handset manufacturers such as SonyEricsson, and more prominently Nokia, are looking to reinvent themselves, become more central to distribution and generate new revenue streams. This deal, while limited to local content via RSS highlights some of these of efforts. However, SonyEricsson’s limited presence in the U.S. market will mean that this deal has limited legs here for Mobispine. Very likely it is more meaningful for the Swedish VAS player in markets outside of the U.S.