Start Mobile + XLR8 Mobile

Posted on June 12, 2007 Under Life

Widgets are the future: they essentially erase the need for consumers to visit websites, by bringing the website to the consumer…or at least to their phone, and in the realm of artistic mobile phone content, it looks like Start Mobile and XLR8 Mobile are the first collaborators to the table. Today they launched a progressive and innovative widget-powered service that turns your mobile phone into an independent, free roaming, and portable art gallery. Rather than logging on to mobile content-specific websites to buy ringtones, video ringers, and wallpapers, you can now purchase content from independent artists’ websites equipped with the widget. Right now, they have the usual artistic suspects on board, like Shepard Fairey, Sugarluxe, and Vulcan; all content is $1.99.