Mobile Content Bits: 1.5M Pres; Kgb Answer Service; Buzzd/MetroPCS Deal; Sprint LBS


image1.5 Million Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre Handsets: Citi analyst Jim Suva has predicted that Palm will sell 1.5 million Pre handsets in the US, which will help the companies financials, if not pushing it into profitability at least reducing its losses. (Information Week)

KGB Answer Service: Directory assistance company kgb (knowledge generation bureau) has launched a suite of services in the US to provide answers to questions via text, mobile and web. On the mobile side this includes a premium mobile text answer service kgbkgb/542542 (similar to the Ask Us Anything service in the UK), mobile web applications for smartphones and the iPhone, and a WAP site.

Buzzd On MetroPCS: Buzzd has signed a deal with MetroPCS to showcase its mobile web-based guide on the telco’s deck. The guide offers information from content partners such as Zagat and Citysearch, and was previously on the decks of Virgin Mobile (NYSE: VM) and Helio. MetroPCS has 5.4 million subscribers. (NYT Bits)

Sprint’s location platform open to developers: Sprint’s previously announced partnerships with location aggregators, like Veriplace by WaveMarket and Where by uLocate Communications, are now available to Sprint (NYSE: S) customers, who are looking to share their location while also trying to protect their privacy, and developers who want to launch location-enabled apps.

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