08.26.2009 03:00 PM
TVB Tech Alert: FLO TV Mobile Device
SAN FRANCISCO: Tech blog maestro Peter Rojas set the tubes on fire
today with a breaking story about a new portable DTV from Qualcomm. The FLO TV
Personal Television, or PTV, will function specifically with FLO, a mobile DTV
service based on Qualcomm’s Media FLO standard. Verizon uses it for VCast,
though only a few handsets sport FLO capability. Rojas said Qualcomm plans to
intro the new PTV “soon.”
He said the device is likely to have a “capacitive touchscreen with a swipe and
gesture-driven UI,” 4 GB of memory, stereo speakers and 300 hours of standby
Rojas, principal of gdgt.com and founder of gear blogs Gizmodo and
Engadget, obtained the rendering from his source at Qualcomm.
More on the FLO TV device:
“Qualcomm Readying Handheld FLO TV Personal Television Device,” from gdgt.com.