AOL, Motorola in deal for AIM on cell phones

AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) and Motorola Inc. have announced an agreement to share marketing and technology, which includes plans to integrate AOL Instant Messenger into Motorola's wireless devices.

The companies are also exploring ways of integrating AOL services like e-mail and instant messaging into Motorola's DCT2000 and DCT 5000 lines of digital set-top terminals, the companies said in a statement Tuesday.

There was no immediate word on pricing or date of availability of the services via Motorola devices.

The marketing side of the deal includes an agreement by Motorola to license content from AOLTW's movie studio subsidiary Warner Brothers Inc., including Looney Tunes cartoon characters, for ring tones, screen savers and wireless games on mobile devices sold in Europe.

Motorola will also boost its marketing across AOLTW's global media empire, which includes such TV channels as CNN, magazines like Time, and the AOL online service.

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