USAToday has an article on the idea of the mobile TV on your cellphone or smartphone.
Rick Ung has a great way to kill time at the car wash, bank or airport. He watches TV on his cellphone. As a subscriber to the MobiTV service on Sprint, Ung uses a Palm Treo 650 smartphone to take in the Discovery Channel, TLC and other channels.
"Of course, it doesn't look like HDTV," says Ung, 35, a freelance systems engineer in Daly City, Calif. "But you know what's going on, and it's pretty addictive."
It's difficult to imagine the cellphone in your pocket ever replacing the plasma TV in your living room. But wireless carriers, broadcasters, handset manufacturers and content producers are betting that TV and video will become the next great mobile hotbed. Continue reading at USAToday.
In a somewhat related note, check out this three part series on mobilecatching in Canada at BizPodcasting and the issues that the author has presented. If the cellular carriers want this new mobile TV or data service to take off, they will need to first make it affordable for end users. Right now, it's not happening in Canada, which is sad, because I wouldn't mind being able to watch TV on my Treo. The sad fact is that the Treo 650 isn't even supported by Rogers for MobiTV. Sigh.