/>
X
Innovation

Blocked MySpace on campus? How about cellphones?

If you're a school administrator looking for another reason to ban cellphones from school, here's one from South Korea: cellphones especially designed for posting to MySpace.
Written by ZDNET Editors, Contributor on
helio1.jpg
If you're a school administrator looking for another reason to ban cellphones from school, here's one from South Korea. The South Korean cellphone company Helio, in a joint venture with EarthLink and Korea's SK Telecom, will begin selling cellphones especially designed for posting to MySpace,  reports MSNBC.

These phones - called KickFlip and Hero - are meant to be tightly connected to MySpace. Users can take photos and post them directly to their profiles, read and write MySpace mail and hold discussions.

"We start out with data, and voice is just another application," said Sky Dayton, founder of EarthLink and chief executive of Helio.

The phone won’t come cheap, however. They come with large color screens, removable memory and cameras with flashes. At a cost between $250 and $275, tack on a monthly plan of about $85 a month. Kids have that kind of money? It might just be the perfect gift for the teen with superindulgent parents.

For those who are running a little short on $85 a month, here's a nifty feature: cyber-begging. A user can ask other users to buy them music, videos or games for download to phone. Look for them in college bookstores by Christmas 2006.

Editorial standards