Sprint brings full-length movies to mobiles

By Derek Sooman on December 13, 2005, 6:09 PM
Sprint has been working to bring a full-length, movie-streaming service for mobiles for some time. The service currently features 10 full-length films customers can stream to their Vision phones serially in roughly five-minute increments. The movies are somewhat out of date, with titles such as "Short Circuit"(1986) and "One-Eyed Jacks"(1961) being on offer. However, MSpot's content library is currently growing.

"The closer you get to the theatrical release date the more complicated the negotiations with the movie studios," MSpot CEO Daren Tsui said. "We'll eventually get to the point where we'll be able to get movies soon after theatrical release."

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enasni said:
If you have enough battery and time to sit there and watch a 2 hour movie on your cell-phone then be my guest but its just another way America and everywhere else with this stupid invention of movies and stuff on there phones are getting just that much lazier.If you cant make time to go home or buy a movie on the tv to watch AT HOME then dont watch one just move on and do something more productive.
mrprimo55 said:
Ya I agree with enasni. Also, unless your cell phone has a mysterious 5 inch screen, then wouldn't it be just a little bit difficult to watch a film? It would be like watching a whole movie on the new video iPods. They might say it can be done, and maybe it can be, but it still isn't practical at all. They could spend all that time engineering something way more usefull and intelligent than watching full length films on a 1 inch screen.
omer718 said:
On top of all that who would want to watch out dated movies?
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by omer718:[/b][quote]On top of all that who would want to watch out dated movies?[/quote]How exactly would a movie be outdated? A movie made in the 60s didn't portray the 90s correctly?
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