WHERE to power Sprint location-enabled WAP service

WHERE to power Sprint location-enabled WAP service
uLocate Communications, the company behind the location-based mobile widget WHERE, announced today that its partnership with U.S.-based CDMA wireless carrier Sprint will now include powering a location-enabled WAP service on data-enabled Sprint phones.

With access to network-based location on the Sprint network, WHERE provides nearby search results, even on non GPS-enabled devices, without requiring users to report their location. Sprint users can now browse to WHERE (m.where.com) on their phone’s Web browser and easily find locally relevant information from AccuWeather to ZipCar. uLocate started to work with Sprint in 2007 and the wireless operator was the first U.S. carrier to launch the downloadable WHERE application in 2007.

uLocate also reported today that the new WHERE application for the Android G1 has acquired over 50,000 new users since its launch. Within the first twenty-four hours, the application attracted over 16,000 new users and had risen to the top of the Travel category and 40th overall by popularity in the Android Market.

Thursday, March 26th 2009

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