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DirectTV app is to US iPhone while Orange TV app is to iPhone France


Written on 4/04/2009 02:27:00 PM by poison_ivy

Okay, so I may need to polish the title of this post a bit but you know what I'm saying. After DirectTV confirmed that it would have an app for iPhone users, Orange France came out with a similar service exclusive for Orange iPhone subscribers in France.

Orange iPhone users can have access to 60 TV channels in high definition quality over the 3G network. Orange users won't have to pay for the application as it is free to download at the App Store but they do have to subscribe to the service, around 9 Euros a month while those with a higher tariff can enjoy unrestricted access to the service.

The application has a CoverFlow style and double tapping will bring up the details of the programs. I'm not really sure if this would work. Several wireless carriers in Asia is offering this service to their subscribers regardless if they own an iPhone, so long as they own a 3G phone that can decode RealMedia files, the downside is that users may experience some buffering especially if they're in an area without a good 3G signal.

Now if only the iPhone has a DVB-H tuner, then Orange can offer a mobile TV service without users making use of their 3G signals, making mobile TV watching smoother and more feasible...Well, that's what I think anyway.

Via: Pocket Lint

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous |

    it seems the design of back cover is not good yet, not easy to get it off when changing battery.


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