updated 03:20 pm EDT, Thu July 26, 2007
Samsung to embed ShoZu
Samsung has announced a deal to embed ShoZu into its cellphones. The service allows users to upload or download photos, music and movies, without first having to load a mobile browser, or even interrupt a phone call. The first Samsung phone with ShoZu will be the SCH-L760, which was recently announced as having blogging-friendly tools, but did not have a third-party company attached. Beyond YouTube, available upload targets will include Dada, Facebook, Flickr and more, with custom uploads being permitted to FTP sites and e-mail addresses.
ShoZu should also be able to offer "channels" of various downloads, via free or paid subscription. The company further says that the L760 is not the only Samsung product that will have ShoZu; successor phones are also slated to have the service's client preloaded.