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Cingular Gets Real 3G Video

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Sep 28, 2005, 1:07 PM   by (staff)

Cingular today announced they have chosen Real Networks to provide streaming video technology for their 3G network. Under their new Online TV brand, Real will provide the tools for Cingular's content partners to encode the video and audio, then host that on their Helix streaming servers. They will also provide the player for phones to playback all compatible content, which includes Real Audio, Real Video and 3GPP. Cingular has not announced content partners, however a number of media outlets including Rolling Stone and Rhapsody already provide Real with content Cingular could use. Cingular's 3G launch, including handsets with this new video service is still scheduled for later this year.


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Sep 28, 2005, 1:24 PM

Cingular has lots of cool stuff coming down the pipeline

Somedays I really want to be a Cingular customer. Today is one of those days 🙂
this has been in the works for some time now. UMTS was launched well over a year ago in some markets and finally we are seeing the streaming video. I want real 4g like they have in Japan. that might impress me.
I already use Helix player on my Nokia 6682 to listen to realAudio streaming audio. I haven't really tried video yet. At the same time, they are contradicting themselves.

The just put out a change to their Media Net user agreement stating that yo...
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