HipLogic is teaming-up with The Carphone Warehouse in a deal that will see the mobile phone retailer pre-installing *Spark XL on select Android smartphones and tablets it sells — though we don’t know which models this will include. In addition, the popular real-time homescreen app will be available via The Carphone Warehouse’s Walk Out Working service at its retail stores. The deal will launch in the UK with plans to expand to additional European countries.
Those not familiar should know *Spark XL works like a “modern mobile portal” that streamlines content discovery and provides at a glance access to social media, content, sports scores and news — bringing all that information to the phone’s homescreen. In addition, it allows users to update their status on Facebook and Twitter without ever starting an app.
The Carphone Warehouse is the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer. *Spark XL is available as a free download from the Android Market.
*Spark XL (FREE) [Android Market]