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Posted : 2008-04-02 16:48
Updated : 2008-04-02 16:48

Samsung Unveils Mobile Application for Second Life


Models show Samsung Electronics’ phones equipped with the latest Second Life wireless solutions at the CTIA mobile convention in Las Vegas, Wednesday.
/ Yonhap

By Kim Yoo-chul
Staff Reporter

Samsung Electronics has introduced a wireless solution, which can help Samsung phone users receive services from the Second Life virtual world whenever they want to and wherever they are.

The world’s No. 2 handset manufacturer said Wednesday that it will offer demonstrations of the three dimensional world of Second Life through its mobile Softboard applications, in addition to in-home wireless synchronization solutions at the cellular telecommunication industry association (CTIA) annual U.S. wireless trade show in Las Vegas.

The Finland-based Nokia chaser said distinctive features of the Second Life users include an integrated blogging platform, allowing users to write their blogs in the real world and the virtual world without a time gap, while the ``Mixed Contract’’ function makes it possible to contact with avatar buddies either on the Internet or a phone via voice or SMS.

``We plan to commercialize phones equipped with the innovative wireless mobile solutions possibly from the second half of this year for U.S. consumers,’’ a Samsung spokesperson said.

CTIA is North America’s biggest wireless annual event now under way in Las Vegas.

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