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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Mobile TV is coming to a cell phone near you
You might consider this idea with enthusiasm or skepticism, but mobile TV might soon represent a much larger market for the cell phone industry than today's ringtones or text messages. In "TV Phones Prep for Prime Time,"BusinessWeek says that according to In-Stat, revenues could grow from $32 million in 2004 to $1.9 billion in 2008. (I'm always amazed by analysts' forecasts.)

For example, a small Californian company, Sling Media, will launch its first product to deliver streaming video content to your handheld devices in just a few months. And wireless operators, phone makers and cable companies are all working on similar programs. Of course, they only plan to sell you short programs, such as news or music clips.

Besides the facts that the screen of your phone is small and that you'll need faster networks than today's ones, would you subscribe to such a service? Read more before posting your comments."
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 4:19 AM Comments (0)
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