Tired of sending the same old texts? UK company mixipix has launched a mobile WAP portal to enable users to create and send animated cartoon messages directly from their mobile phones to other handsets. There are lots of webites where you can do something similar – mixipix has offered such a service via its own website for the past 18 months – but this is thought to be the first to enable the animated messages to be sent from handset to handset.
Users can choose from a wide range of different animations, and attach their own text to create the final message. The service renders the cartoon content dynamically on demand, ensuring that the recipient receives the animation at the optimum size and resolution for their handset. Messages are delivered via wap-push.
The mixipix mobile portal can be found at: mixipix.net/wap or by texting ‘go mixipix’ to 83055. The portal will be updated with new content on a regular basis. Messages are priced initially at an introductory 75p each, so if you like the sound of it, try it now before they revert to normal levels of around £1.50.
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