Multimedia Cellys: TV and FM Go Mobile
If you’ve been watching Japan technology news lately — or better yet, logging onto WirelessWatch.jp — you’ll have noticed an increasing amount of coverage devoted to the new multimedia cell phones. These are basically cell phones that have been adapted to include analog TV and FM radio broadcast receiver chips. The idea is to integrate the TV or radio receiver chip into the phone to enable mobile users to watch regular terrestrial TV broadcasts or listen to FM radio. Full program run-time: 4:52
Portable Reportable audio updates are short, 3- to 5-minute news items in MP3 format. You can listen via PC or download and copy to your portable player for tomorrow morning’s commute. — Eds.
Welcome to Wireless Watch Japan’s Portable Reportable news update for Friday June 4, 2004.
We intend to bring you a regular feed of portable reports that provide news, background, analysis, and additional info via audio.
Today, host Daniel Scuka provides a review of the new multimedia TV-enabled cell phones that are grabing attention in Japan. Is there as business model for watching analog TV via mobile? And what about FM radio and the just-over-the-horizon digital TV services?
— WWJ Editors