Cingular LBS through 3rd party devices

Press release from AirIQ says that Cingular will provide the data network for AirIQ services for the ‘ vehicular and personal tracking markets’.

This could be significant for a couple of reasons. First of all, Cingular has missed the boat for handset support for LBS. One way to catch up is to pursue other partnerships that leverage their data network to deliver LBS services. Secondly, this bolsters the leadership position Cingular appears to be taking in the US of opening up the walled garden.

Hope to see more announcements like this.

Via DirectionsMag.

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