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3G iPhone to make major impact on mobile TV market

updated 11:55 pm EDT, Fri June 6, 2008

3G iPhone impact mobile TV

Apple has a window of opportunity to make a significant impact on the mobile TV market with it's imminent launch of the 3G iPhone around the world, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason. Market research shows that many iPhone owners have accessed TV and video content, with greater frequency than subscribers using other types of mobile handsets. If a new iPhone based on AT&T faster "3G" network is announced during next week's Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) it could mean big things for the mobile TV market.

"The iPhone could become the mobile video delivery device of choice for many consumers, by providing a compelling mobile TV and video proposition before mobile broadcasting networks, such as DVB-H become widely available", says Mark Heath, co-author of the new Analysys Mason report iPhone Shows the Way for Mobile TV.

With added 3G capability, the iPhone will bring the following highly attractive attributes to the mobile TV market: Video-friendly specifications, including high-quality widescreen display, substantial internal memory and low battery consumption; Access to a rapidly increasing range of TV and video content provided by Apple iTunes, and the ability to support multiple methods of delivering TV and video content, including sideloading, indoor WLAN and high-speed 3G cellular data access.

"If the iPhone is able to achieve significant worldwide market share, it will be well-positioned to have a significant impact on the way mobile subscribers purchase and watch mobile TV and video content," adds Dr. Alastair Brydon, co-author of the report for Analysys Mason.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Don't forget that 3G has been around for years - Apple is just now catching up. I couldn't buy the original iPhone because I didn't want to take a major step backward from EVDO to EDGE. To say that Apple will revolutionize video deliver with a 3G phone is a bit disingenuous. Apple may increase the use of high bandwidth use simply because they are finally offering it on an easy to use platform. It's about time that Apple is joining the rest of the world in offering a 3G phone

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    s*** product

    No way in h*** Apple has a chance. Like the rest of their products. Over price = under featured.

    Leave it to the sad f**** fanboys to be suckered in

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