MetaCafe has announced it will begin offering video download and streaming to mobile handsets. The offering which will debut next month in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands will also allow users to upload video directly from the handsets themselves.
The new service is offered by way of a partnership with Peerbox whose solution goes beyond video download/upload to include social functionality such as rating, commenting, etc. Peerbox primarily supports handset vendors Nokia and Sony Ericsson.
The exclusive screenshot below shows how the integration from the MetaCafe side will look like.
Unlike YouTube, MetaCafe has not been afraid to experiment. This partnership comes after moves such as a pilot with adap.tv and the Producer Rewards program.