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Cell Phone TV future getting clearer

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ROME - Snowy pictures and hissy sound have been the hallmark of pocket TVs since they were launched more than 15 years ago. But the quality of TV picture available to people on the move is in for a tidal wave of change.

As soon as 2006, mobile phones will be offering crisp, clear TV pictures. But the pictures will not be coming over the cellphone network - they will be sent from transmitters already used for TV broadcasts. And this means a completely new breed of phones will be necessary to pick them up.

You can read the entire article at The author has some very specific information about the very near future of television signals and your cell phone.

This is the flavor of the month topic and it probably will be for the foreseeable future. The questions of battery life, reception quality, bandwidth needs, store and forward capability are all being answered in different ways by various manufacturers. One thing is certain, mobile device manufacturers are going to do this and the TV business is going to support them. Which flavor will win?

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