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Old 01-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard that they are coming out with Mobile TV... I think I read that here. Might be the same concept.
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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.

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