BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2007, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: California
Model: Tour
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 730
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Verizon has new phone coming out that streams video?

Please Login to Remove!

I was on the phone with a CS rep the other day (yes I know they typically don't know shit and have things wrong) and I decided to hassel him about Verizon dragging their feet on Blackberrys and he mentioned that next month Verizon is coming out with a phone that really streams videos. Anyone else?
"I am always amazed at how these men walk into fires, when the rest of us run from them" - Rudolph Giuliani on Firemen
Old 01-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
cmpugh's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sitting
Model: 9630
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 141
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I have heard that they are coming out with Mobile TV... I think I read that here. Might be the same concept.
it's the right time to crash, is it not?
Old 01-19-2007, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
DavidE's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: East Coast
Model: 8320
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 420
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

It was announced last week at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a link to the press release: Verizon Wireless Lifts Curtain on V CAST Mobile TV; True Broadcast Quality, the Best of TV. The quality is quite good, and there's very little lag time when changing channels.

There's no technical reason why a future BlackBerry couldn't include it. No current models would be able to because it has to grab the video channels from a specific set of broadcast frequencies. Think of it as broadcast television aimed at cell phones rather than TVs.

Even though Verizon is labeling this as a V CAST product, it's a very different technology from the company's current IP-based V CAST video service, which will still be available for short video-on-demand content.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

IBM 1136433 OEM Ribbon,
IBM 1136433 OEM Ribbon, pictureIBM 1380999 OEM Ribbon,
IBM 1380999 OEM Ribbon, pictureIBM 1337765 OEM Ribbon,
IBM 1337765 OEM Ribbon, pictureIBM 1040995 OEM Ribbon, BLACK, yield 30 MILL
IBM 1040995 OEM Ribbon, BLACK, yield 30 MILL pictureIBM 1040993 OEM Ribbon, BLACK, yield 20 MILL
IBM 1040993  OEM Ribbon, BLACK, yield 20 MILL picture

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.