Mobile phone TV prototypes


your local TV — the exact feed your local broadcaster emits — will be coming to cell phones sometime next year.Harris (HRS) and Samsung both showed working prototypes of local broadcast to cell phones. The technology uses the new digital TV spectrum to send an exact duplicate of the local broadcast to cell phones and portable devices in the area. I got a nice demo of both standards while I was stuffed into a souped-up minibus that sped around the streets of Las Vegas. And I was impressed. Quality was good, and the technology seemed to not hammer the fragile battery lives on most phones.

Expect some neat new riffs on traditional broadcast TV with the service: Real-time traffic information for exactly where you want to go is probably my favorite.


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