Those with long memories in the mobile space might remember a little MVNO called Mobile ESPN that debuted some time in early 2006. The sports-based carrier catered especially to sports fanatics who wanted a cell phone that delivered real-time sports scores, sports videos, news stories, stats of favorite teams, and more, via an innovative ESPN-themed user interface. However, Mobile ESPN had to pull the plug only after a few short months, presumably due to lack of consumer interest.
Well, sports fans can now rejoice, because ESPN has partnered with Verizon to resurrect the Mobile ESPN experience via an ESPN MVP application exclusive to V Cast subscribers. The software application will look identical to that of the Mobile ESPN user interface, complete with sideline navigation, game casts (graphical illustrations of games as they're taking place), video clips, highlights, and more. And the best part is that the whole thing will be available for free as long as you have a V Cast subscription. Supported handsets at launch will be the LG Chocolate, the LG VX8300, the LG VX8600, the Motorola Razr V3c, the Motorola Razr V3m, and the Motorola Krzr K1m.