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Sprint brings streaming media to cell phones

By Phantasm66
Aug 16, 2004
  1. Up until fairly recently, the possibility of streaming media on cell phones in the US was not really likely - however Sprint now thinks they have cracked it.

    In a join venture with Samsung, Sprint will stream 15-frames/second video as well as audio directly to the Samsung MM-A700. The kind of content available is much as you'd expect - sport, weather, news, etc.

    Alternatives, such as the Idetic MobiTV, are not as cool. Idetic MobiTV lays video clips faster than the 1 frame per second, for example, and requires the user to download the entire video to the phone before playing it. Sprint's offering will be purely streaming.
     
  2. EvilKernel

    EvilKernel Banned Posts: 36

    Well ain't that nice. I wonder if streaming actual voice conversations is in the works.

    Sprint sucks a$$. This is the carrier the Co. I work for uses and I am lucky enough to have one of their top of the line phones. Even in major metropolitan areas I have reception problems with Sprint. Sometimes I get calls from work to this, my work Sprint phone and I have to hang up and call from my home phone or my girlfriend's cell phone. Talk about POS service.

    If it wasn't cause I don't have to pay for it, I'd dump them in a second.
     
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