Will Mobile Video Ever Be Ready For Prime Time?

For years, we’ve been wondering about the appeal of mobile TV, noting that if mobile video is going to take off, it has to actually embrace what makes mobile phones different than existing TV. With TiVo there are fewer and fewer reasons for people to need to watch TV right now. It appears that others are coming around to the same viewpoint. Business 2.0’s Matthew Maier has written up a nice column panning existing mobile TV efforts and predicting that the killer app (as just about any killer app has ever been) won’t be something that replicates an existing experience on a new platform — but one that offers something completely different, that couldn’t be done before.

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