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NewTeeVee Reports BlackBerry May Launch TV Episode Service

Liz Gannes:

By downloading content in the background over Wi-Fi, RIM would avoid clogging 3G networks. Downloaded programs would be ready to play when users want to watch them on the go. […] By contrast, TV.com’s long-form shows iPhone app chops up episodes into clips and strings them together, with different versions of each clip encoded for 3G and Wi-Fi (the Wi-Fi quality is way better). The BlackBerry content experience would offer reliable, full-length, high-quality over-the-air (well, Wi-Fi) premium video downloads.

Sounds like a great idea, especially considering that BlackBerry’s top-of-the-line touchscreen device, the Storm, doesn’t even have Wi-Fi support.

Thursday, 26 March 2009