Cingular Launches Mobile Video Service

On Tuesday, Cingular launched its Cingular Video on-demand streaming video service, allowing users to view video clips of various types of content, including television shows and movies, on 3G-capable Cingular mobile phones, MobileTechReview.com reports.

Cingular’s 3G phones go for $99 with a two-year service contract, after a $50 rebate, according to MobileTechReview, and users must purchase a $19.99 Media Net Unlimited data package to use Cingular Video. Premium content like HBO will be available by monthly subscription, MobileTechReview reports.

Users can build a personalized homepage with up to three links to video sites, according to MobileTechReview, and the service is pre-programmed to send local weather updates to users’ “News and Weather” pages.

Cingular Video will be available immediately in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tacoma and Washington, D.C., MobileTechReview reports.

RealNetworks’ Helix OnlineTV platform powers Cingular Video, and it allows users to easily access updated content, MobileTechReview reports.

According to MobileTechReview, content from the following outlets and more is already available on Cingular Video:

-CNN

-The Disney Channel

-ESPN

-FOX News

-Cartoon Network

-HBO

-iFilm

-The Weather Channel

-The TV Guide Channel

For related coverage, read Cell Carriers Link Web to Cingular Mobiles.

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