Motorola DROID and HTC Droid Incredible will see MobiTV this summer

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Motorola DROID and HTC Droid Incredible will see MobiTV this summer
Many of Verizon's feature phones have the capability of watching videos and shows thanks to V-Cast, but since Android's launch with the carrier, these new early adopters had to forfeit the feature to move up to Android. However, that doesn't mean watching popular content is out of the question for two of Verizon's most popular handsets. Both the Motorola DROID and HTC Droid Incredible will lay claim to MobiTV this summer as they're being positioned as the only Android handsets to unveil the popular service. Sprint TV currently is powered by MobiTV, but Verizon is looking to join in all the fun as owners will be able to watch popular content from Disney, ABC News, FOX News, and many more. At its surface, there will be some commonalities in the interface between Sprint TV and MobiTV for Verizon, but naturally there will be some tweaks to slightly refresh it for Android. Expected to become available some time in June, there is no other information regarding its release on other Android smartphones.

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7 Comments

1. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Man, just what I need... Honey?!....Where's my phone!... and the 3 spare batteries! I haven't even bought my INC yet as their sold out here (best buy said later this week), but I have a feeling once the wife catches wind of this, I may never see this phone once purchased. Darn you MobiTV!!

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

I'm kinda excited for it but I'm already concerned about battery life on my droid. I guess just have to keep my charger with me wherever I go.

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I like the way innovation is moving up, phones getting more high tech, more high-speed data and processors, ultra sharp screens, high megapixel cameras, and now TV...wow so much cool stuff. Now, when do they plan on actually doing something about battery technology? It seems to have come to a complete halt. Phones and other media devices are getting more powerful but batteries are going nowhere. I though I read somewhere that a university group has found a way to make Lithium batteries last days, even weeks. Where is this technology? This is like a small town with a power substation then building it to a large city, but not upgrading the power grid. The city's power grid will eventually shut down. How much more powerful are phones going to get before todays common cell phone battery just won't be enough?

4. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

This is once again HUGE news for the DROID platform on Verizon. With this, all the existing goodiness and XM radio coming very very soon long live DROID

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

ummm, I don't see why this is exciting news. It's not going to be free for one. Secondly, mobiTV is not that popular (at least in my opinion). When I had my Voyager back in Verizon, I had it for a month before I decided that $15/month was worth it for only a few channels. And when Verzion updated the Voyager to the enV-touch, they removed the MobiTv option. If they were making enough profit from the feature, I'm pretty sure they would have kept it on the enV-touch

5. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

incredible extended battery coming soon

7. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The already have the 1750 which fits under the cover and many say adds 3-5 hrs. They also have an new 2680 but that & the 3500 already out need a replacement back cover. Think I read this a droid life. I think I'll use the 1750 and keep the OEM for backup.

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