Sprint brings streaming media to cell phones

By Derek Sooman on August 16, 2004, 12:23 PM
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.

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