Considering the amount of innovative games and applications that it supports, a mobile phone seems to be increasingly serving the purpose of entertainment on-the-go. Now Virgin Mobile has teamed up with GetJar to let users enjoy numerous interesting apps through their phones.
Users can download Facebook Mobile, Yahoo!, Nimbuzz, Opera Mini Browser, eBuddy and more. The alliance will also open up a plethora of social networking, entertainment, finance, food, health, search and lifestyle related apps. GetJar apps are compatible with the Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Java and Symbian OS.
“This alliance with GetJar is an initiative in line with our strategy to engage and enthrall the youth with the latest innovative cutting-edge content on the move. Mobile applications and games garner a significant share of time spent on the phone by the youth today,” affirmed M.A. Madhusudan, CEO, Virgin Mobile, India. “We are excited to announce our alliance with GetJar, the world’s largest cross platform application store. This will provide our users free, easy access to globally acclaimed applications, games and will further reiterate our commitment to offer the best value-for-money services to our valued customers.”
“App Catalogue Express is a white label solution designed to make it quick and easy for carriers, aggregators and partners to seamlessly launch a pre-populated app store across all major platforms and devices,” explained Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO, GetJar. “It’s a pleasure to partner with a youth focused brand like Virgin Mobile in India. We look forward to garnering a significant mindshare amongst the youth with this alliance.”
The service is currently available through Virgin Mobile India’s WAP portal on GSM networks in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Kerala, Orissa, Mumbai & Maharashtra, Kolkata, West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar, MP, CG, Punjab and UP. Virgin Mobile users can avail of the application without any additional cost.(ch)
Users will have to shell out the data browsing charges of 1p/KB on access.