T-Mobile tuning up mob TV

Stuff exclusiveYou read it here first - T-Mobile is planning to launch a mobile television offering.Although no official word has come from the pink l

Stuff exclusive

You read it here first - T-Mobile is planning to launch a mobile television offering.

Although no official word has come from the pink lips of the network, T-Mob's Holborn-based market reserach company is currently recruiting punters to discuss the joys and pitfalls of mobile telly. As an email seen by Stuff says, the company is after 'existing users'. In the UK, that means a fairly small number of early adopters.

The news that T-Mobile is gearing up to launch a mobile TV service comes at a good time. With Orange, Vodafone and Three already offering live TV services and O2 running a trial in Oxford, T-Mob was starting to look like it'd be left behind.

There are no details yet on what technology the network's plumping for. All the existing real world services use 3G to 'stream' live telly to your phone; O2's handsets, on the other hand, use DVB-H, which works more like a conventional telly, receiving signals being broadcast over the air.

One clue could come from the Czech Republic wing of T-Mob, which has opted to use DVB-H in a trial next year. If that's the case in the UK, T-Mobile could launch with Nokia's new and fabulous-looking N92 [pictured, full story here], which has a DVB-H tuner built-in. We live in hope.

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