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Start Mobile

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Wallpaper for cell phone screens is nothing new, but Start Mobile is the first gallery dedicated to selling original artwork for cell phones, all by emerging artists. Even if it would only bring in a fraction of ring tone riches, this is still a nice business opportunity for mobile entrepreneurs and art dealers around the world.

OK, so we’re suckers for anything that claims to be a ‘world’s first’. Like San Francisco’s START MOBILE, a gallery selling art for cell phones. Part of the START SOMA gallery, the venture sells thousands of original works of new art from hundreds of established and underground artists, to be downloaded onto mobile phones. Wallpapers are billed at USD 1.99 (EUR 1.66/GBP 1.15), with the artist receiving a small cut.

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START MOBILE for now is a distinctively US-based venture. Which leaves open another, oh, 100 or so markets? Hey, if it would generate only 1/100th of the excitement and money generated by ringtones, you’d still be loaded if you’d execute this one decently!

Website: www.startmobile.net/

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