Blockbuster to bring movies to Motorola phones in the future

Blockbuster to bring movies to Motorola phones in the future

Summary: As a daily train commuter and a person who travels on airplanes about once a month I do enjoy occasionally watching movies on my mobile phones. The iPhone is great for iTunes rental or purchases, while the Nokia N97 and Nokia 5800 are excellent Amazon Video On Demand devices. According to the Chicago Tribune Blockbuster made a deal with Motorola to bring an OnDemand movie application and service to future Motorola handsets. There are no details yet on when the service will launch or on what phones, but we do know that Motorola plans to release Google Android devices later this year or in early 2010 so the service may launch at that time.

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As a daily train commuter and a person who travels on airplanes about once a month I do enjoy occasionally watching movies on my mobile phones. The iPhone is great for iTunes rental or purchases, while the Nokia N97 and Nokia 5800 are excellent Amazon Video On Demand devices. According to the Chicago Tribune Blockbuster made a deal with Motorola to bring an OnDemand movie application and service to future Motorola handsets. There are no details yet on when the service will launch or on what phones, but we do know that Motorola plans to release Google Android devices later this year or in early 2010 so the service may launch at that time.

While the small screen of a mobile phone is not the best for a movie experience, as more and more people buy mobile phones and applications it can still be a useful experience. If Blockbuster and Motorola can make it easier to get video content on a device that should help quite a bit because it hasn't always been easy to get video content to your phone. With streaming video content and other digital forms of movie content, Blockbuster also seems to need something interesting to stay competitive in the movie rental business.

Topics: Mobility, Telcos

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  • Blockbuster web app

    I'm happy to see Motorola get any boost it can, but does it not make more sense for Blockbuster to build a movie web app, based on HTML5 video?

    Then, the same app & service could be offered on any smartphone platform. In fact, the service could be offered on any device/OS with a modern browser that supports HTML5 video.
    linuser