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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