A decade ago being able to watch your favorite TV shows on your mobile handset looked like a distant fantasy. Not anymore thanks to innovations in mobile technology. And in case you’re wondering if you really have to dig into your life’s savings to buy a high-end handset to avail such services, then you can really breath relief right about now since PacketVideo (PV) has launched a pocket-sized mobile broadcast receiver that joins forces with WiFi-enabled phones and personal media players to deliver top quality mobile TV experience. What the device does is that it receives the digital TV signal, repurposes it to match your phone/player via a wireless signal using specific, patented protocols to provide secure access to premium channels. That effectively means you get to watch your fav soaps on the go without switching to a higher handset. For now the receiver will be compatible with major mobile broadcast standards, including TDtv, DVB-H and MediaFLO as well as for WiMAX and can be customized for a specific service provider too if need arises. Running on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the mobile broadcast receiver features a glowing LED on/off switch along with a color-changing halo that indicates battery charge level. The 6.4cm W x 1.8cm H x 4cm D receiver is compatible with Nokia N-series, Apple iPhone and HTC Smartphone handsets and is expected to hit markets later this year.
Source: Slash Phone