Real Networks Announces Mobile Portal

Streaming media powerhouse Real Networks launched a streaming media portal for mobile devices today. Vaporware experts Real and Microsoft have been claiming dominance in the mobile streaming space for years before they actually had any product. But now, real has some traction, since their player has been bundled into the Nokia Series 60 Platform, which means it?s commercially available in the US with the Nokia’s 3650 phone and AT&T?s GPRS network. I expect streaming solutions on GPRS networks to be far inferior to the faster 1xRTT networks. GPRS is coming in at about 20kbps in the US, and until it gets tweaked, the stream will be little more than a trickle.>

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