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    By Kim Yoo-chul
    Staff Reporter
    Models show off Samsung's new mobile Second Life app

    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.
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2008
    God that's ALL I need... as if I werent addicted enough.
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
    Heh.... if only some builder were to make in-game cellphones that one could use to denote being on a mobile by animating their avatar to look as if it were talking on said cellphone....

    Sounds like I should get to work.
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
    "Yeah, I'm on me moby... my avatar will be there in five minutes..."