The Real Loser In Amp'd's Bankruptcy: Mobile Porn

from the leap-of-logic dept

As the dust continues to settle around virtual operator Amp'd, which recently filed for bankruptcy, the New York Times has a rather bizarre article focusing on some of the collateral damage. Namely, it says that the growth of mobile porn will be stunted by the filing, since apparently Amp'd was the closest of any US carrier to selling porn, as it "let subscribers download pictures of fully clothed pornography stars and models." US operators have thus far resisted selling adult content, both because they don't have systems in place to restrict minors' access to the content (also known as the porn license) and because they fear the backlash of being seen as porn purveyors. Of course, plenty of third-party mobile porn shops exist outside carriers' content decks, but apparently that's not good enough to assuage the NYT's fears for this nascent industry.


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    GoblinJuice, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 12:43pm

    o_O

    Mobile. Porn. lmao. Riiight.

    "ooh, look! he's putting his pixel in her...!"

    Let's check back in a few years. The quality and resolution of today's display is just too damn sad. And there just isn't enough storage space.

     

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    Cpr12r, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 1:16pm

    storage

    I know a lot of phones that have the ability for mini SD cards and stuff like that. Which gives them the ability to hold like 4gb of pictures. I think thats plenty. And some phones to have pretty nice resolution.

     

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    GoblinJuice, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 1:24pm

    Re: storage

    Yeah, well, I'm cheap. I've got a cheap cell. :-P

     

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    John, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 1:27pm

    PDAs

    Mobile porn has been around since 2004 with the Pocket PC becoming beefy enough to handle small Divx clips.

    Throw in a 2 GB card and you can enjoy hours of hardcore action in your hand. A girl at my work has a Dell PPC with a fair share of the X materials...

     

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    Grandfather Time, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 1:32pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmm...........

    Guess i will just have to keep watching porn on my psp then.....

     

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    dotlizard, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 1:41pm

    oh please. there's been mobile porn since the monochrome screen days. oh sure it was basically the same picture quality as ascii porn, but if you squinted hard enough the little dots almost looked obscene. or sexy or whatever.

     

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    Chafing Sure to Follow, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 2:05pm

    Unintentional humor

    "...you can enjoy hours of hardcore action in your hand."

     

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    Wolf0579, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 2:47pm

    Mobile porn

    I know of a version that takes very little storage space and uses almost no power. It also boasts a much higher rez factor. It used to be popular in the 50's and 60's. It was called paper.

     

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    Dosquatch, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 3:05pm

    Re: storage

    Only 4GB? Well... I suppose I could be selective and only carry the really good stuff around with me...

     

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    pornmaster, Jun 17th, 2007 @ 5:38am

    I want my porn

     

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    Rowdy, Jun 20th, 2007 @ 3:36pm

    Wireless porn is still alive

    With or without wireless carriers mobile porn still exists. Last month MidniteMonkey.com launched their erotic mobile TV service. This month their private label program was launched at the Cybernet Expo. MidniteMonkey is now working with adult content producers to launch their own mobile adult content services. Placement on the carrier’s wireless portals is great, but until the carrier supported age verification systems are in place, providers such as MidniteMonkey will deliver the goods!

     

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    sam, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 1:50am

    mobisex.com also

    if some players are going out of business, there are new comers like www.mobisex.com, so mobile porn is not dead yet

     

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    Tom, Aug 2nd, 2007 @ 11:55am

    Mobile porn didn't sink with Amp'd

    Even though Amp'd has sunk like the Titanic, mobile porn is still afloat. Places like www.TomShark.com still provide mobile porn.

     

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    Klee.990, Aug 9th, 2007 @ 10:40am

    Dirty chat

     

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    Ronny, Sep 6th, 2007 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Mobile porn didn't sink with Amp'd

    yep and cell porn sites like mobilebabes.com have been going for years and seems to be fine...strange...just comes down to sticking in for the long term i guess

     

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    pophonic, Oct 18th, 2007 @ 12:18pm

    Re: mobisex.com also

    I think so.many new porn site born everyday like www.yessmob.com

     

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    Sven, Mar 9th, 2009 @ 4:01pm

    Iphone porn

    Its alive and well at: http://www.dailyiporn.com

     

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    apgjg, Apr 8th, 2012 @ 2:41am

    Re: Re: mobisex.com also

    agahd

     

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