MSNBC announces free news service for cellphones

MSNBC and Action Engine Corporation have just announced a public beta for an MSNBC.com Mobile service for cellphones.

MSNBC and Action Engine Corporation have just announced a public beta for an MSNBC.com Mobile service for cellphones. The free service will be ad-supported.Both Action Engine and MSNBC listed the Key features of the service include the ability to read news articles including Top Headlines, US News, Business News, World News, Entertainment News, Sports News, Tech/Science News, and Health News; watch Headline and Business News videos; watch popular slideshows such as “The Week in Pictures”; view video from “The Today Show” and other NBC News properties, as well as save news articles in a folder for later offline viewing.

Consumers can get the service by visiting http://gomobile.MSNBC.com and following the instructions for download. The service requires consumers to have a data plan with their mobile operators and an Internet-enabled device. For the beta launch, the service will run on an initial set of Windows Mobile powered devices.

Hmm.. Windows Mobile-powered devices only? Lessee here- Windows Mobile is a Microsoft platform, and what does the "M" in MSNBC stand for, again?

I'm no "conspiracy theorist," but yet again...

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