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Calling Dick Tracy!

Sprint has announced cellphone TV, courtesy of technology developed at Berkeley. Called MobiTV, this effort by Idetic Inc is the latest attempt to convince us that we really want our phones to be “Swiss Army Knife-like” gadgets.

The video is displayed at one-two frames per second, considerably slower than the 30 frames per second we are accustomed to for TV broadcasts.

The $10 per month service is touted as (yet another) source for late-breaking news such as sports scores.

Links: San Francisco Chronicle; Seattle PI – AP; Cellular News

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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