– Cincinnati Bell Wireless to use Ontela’s camera phone pic service: Seattle-based Ontela said Cincinnati Bell Wireless will start using its pix2pc service that allows customers to save camera phone pictures to PCs and their favorite Web photo sites without side-loading them. Cincinnati Bell partnered with Ontela after recognizing a growing challenge for camera phone users. Pix2pc is available on Nokia (NYSE: NOK) devices at $2.99 a month for unlimited picture transfer.
– Turner and Kajeet to deliver content: Kajeet, which has a cell phone service made for kids, said it was partnering with Turner Broadcasting System today to bring mobile content, including ringtones, wallpapers and games, from Cartoon Network to kajeet pay-as-you-go cell phone service. The deal will include select content from the network’s TV shows, such as Ben 10: Alien Force, Chowder, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls.
– Rolling Stone using SnapTell’s image-recognition: Palo Alto, Calif.-based SnapTell, which provides image-recognition based mobile marketing solutions, said that Rolling Stone Magazine is using its Snap.Send.Get service to convert print ads in its magazine into mobile interactive ads. Participating advertisers include Allstate Insurance, Canadian Club, DiGiorno, Edge Shaving Gel and the Discovery Channel. The SnapTell ads ran in the May issue and said if readers took pictures of the ads, they’d receive offers from the advertisers.
– Nokia Music Store open for business in Sweden: These announcements are coming almost weekly now, but today Nokia announced today that its Nokia Music Store is open for business in Sweden. The store has about a million tracks from major artists, independent labels, and up-and-coming Swedish acts. Users can access the service from their computer or from Nokia devices, and buy songs individually, or by the album. The store also offers a monthly subscription.
– Charitable contributions given through MGF and Qualcomm: The Mobile Giving Foundation said that through the help of Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) it is allowing wireless users in the U.S. to make charitable contributions through SMS from their cell phones. MGF’s role is to sit between the charity and the wireless operators, and manage bill settlement and record-keeping. When a user sends a text message donation to a charity, the transactions are recorded on the donor