According to a
, Qualcomm is looking to launch a new personal television device called FLO TV. While it won’t have a station dedicated to our very own
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, it will support broadcasting of Qualcomm’s terrestrial digital TV service.
While the FLO TV service is already included with a handful of cellphones from Samsung, Motorola and LG, the idea behind the device will be to get better video through a terrestrial broadcast, rather than using the bandwidth of a 3G wireless network. This way, there shouldn’t be any network congestion or buffering to worry about.
It’s reported that the device will come with a capacitive touchscreen that will take advantage of a swipe and gesture-driven UI, 4GB of built-in memory, stereo speakers, and enough battery life to watch five hours of TV, or listen to 15 hours of music.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
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