Cellphones spell the end for pocket TVs

2019-03-03 06:06:01

By Barry Fox SNOWY pictures and hissy sound have been the hallmark of pocket TVs since they were launched more than 15 years ago. But the quality of TV picture available to people on the move is in for a sea change. From 2006, mobile phones will be offering crisp, clear TV pictures. But the pictures won’t be coming over the cellphone network: they will be sent from transmitters already used for TV broadcasts. And this means a completely new breed of phones will be necessary to pick them up. Today’s 2G phones can screen video using a technology called GPRS,