One more reason for people to stare at their mobile phones in public has come on-line today as mobile phone giant Sprint says it’s bringing the funnies to cell phones nationwide.
Through the combined efforts of Sprint and FunMail Inc.’s Mobile Comics Network, millions of PCS Vision Subscribers can soon read Dilbert, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, Dick Tracy, Zits, Baby Blues Momma and other comics on their PCS phones.
“MCN looks and feels fantastic on Sprint’s next-generation network and color handsets,” says FunMail CEO Adam Lavine. “We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done with Sprint, and feel MCN’s daily stream of premium content will be of great interest and value to PCS Vision subscribers.”
The Sprint Comics service uses a designated in-box that lets consumers receive a daily strip of their choosing. Subscribers can scroll through the comic at their own pace, clip favorite comics to a virtual scrapbook and rate comics from “Great!” to “Blah!” The top-rated comics are available to the Sprint Comics community in a “Top Ten” area. Each of the Sprint comics’ applications are available for $1.99 per month.
Other comics available on MCN include Rose is Rose, Animal Crackers, Bound & Gagged, Los Kitos, Bizarro, Broom-Hilda, Herb and Jamaal, Mother Goose & Grimm, Nancy, Brenda Starr, Ferd’nand and The Other Coast.