RIM to offer full length TV shows on certain BlackBerry models?

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RIM to offer full length TV shows on certain BlackBerry models?
According to NewTeeVee, RIM is expected to announce at the CTIA show a plan to send full-length television episodes directly to BlackBerry handsets. There is one major ironic twist. Because the shows would be transmitted via Wi-Fi, the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm would be excluded from this offering because that unit does not have a Wi-Fi radio. The plan is supposed to offer unlimited service for a monthly subscription fee and once a program is ordered, it is sent in the background to the users' BlackBerry. Apparently, RIM has secured agreements with the major broadcast and cable television networks. RIM has chosen to use Wi-Fi networks to send the programs because they do not want to "clog" the 3G pipelines according to the web site. What is not clear yet is the carrier's involvement in this plan. Pricing and date of availability are also unknown at this time. If this does become reality, we should learn quite a bit more in Las Vegas.

source: NewTeeVee

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8 Comments

1. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I would like to thank big red for they're awesome support of Wi-fi, bluetooth transfer, and over-all the way they make phones better. oh. and storm FTW. meanwhile i'll watch hulu on my blackjack II

7. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

LMAO!!! Haha!

2. The Godfather unregistered

Big Red doesnt make the handsets nor do they spec them, thats the manufacturer. Thank RIM And if you dont think we can do this on a Storm, you know nothing about 3rd party apps and how easy it would be to get this stream through a Strom with unlimited

3. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Carriers don't make phones but they tell the manufacturers what they want on phones, WiFi being left off is purely on the carrier. In this case it's CDMA that is withholding

4. The Godfather unregistered

don you know nothing. A Carrier DOESNT specify anything about a handset , NOTHING. Please consult a data consultant ( like me ) and get your facts straight

6. nexsprint

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Alright Mr. data consultant please explain to me why the vzw version of the HTC Pro has been stripped down. Maybe HTC just doesn't like vzw so they crippled the phone so less people would buy it. Totally makes sense...

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

So, RIM seems to be changing direction with their newer products. Less emphasis on business and more on entertainment. The smart phone game is changing so much.

8. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I know, right?

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