Sprint names location partners for Xohm

Ken Wieland, Contributing Editor

August 29, 2008

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Sprint names location partners for Xohm

With only weeks to go before Xohm goes live in Baltimore, US, Sprint has announced a string of partners that will provide location-based and personalised services over the mobile WiMAX network.

“The Xohm mobile broadband experience will be largely location-centric,” explains Rick Robinson, vice president of Xohm services. “We’re creating a new dimension to online presence, making points of interest near your current location easy to identify and access. This ‘geobrowsing’ effect provides location context and will give Xohm members a richer personal broadband experience when they’re mobile.”

The location-enabled mobile experience is to span a range of devices, says Sprint, such as laptops, MIDs, media players, cameras and car navigation. Xohm is also enabling web services application programming interfaces (APIs) so a broad collection of service developers and device partners can use location to offer increased utility for Xohm members. 

Xohm is to offer the location capabilities with a corresponding privacy policy to make sure Xohm members are informed about how Xohm will handle their data. At launch, a Xohm portal will offer location-based content from various brands, including: Google, uLocate Communications, Yelp, Eventful, Topix, Navteq, AccuWeather, Openwave Systems, and Autodesk.

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