The heyday of the Sony Watchman, a portable TV with a crappy screen and even crappier battery life, may have never actually have dawned — but that’s not stopping the folks from the Open Mobile Video Coalition from pushing for a mobile broadcast TV product to be delivered via local broadcasters over the spectrum owned by the television stations. I’ve covered the plans of the Open Mobile Video Coalition before, and today I got a chance to meet Executive Director Anne Schelle in person, as well as see some of the devices on display. I was impressed at some
Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. last week signaled it may give up a costly six-year quest to bring broadcast TV to mobile phones and other devices in the U.S. Not too many people are surprised, however, given the reception for mobile-TV services in the country so far.
Prototype mobile Digital TV receivers will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, at about the same time that a consumer field trial is scheduled to begin in the Washington-Baltimore area.