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Wed, 01/06/2010 - 7:00am

Flo TV’s mobile TV hits iPhone
By Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week

Flo TV has teamed up with accessory-maker mophie to bring mobile television to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Flo TV’s mobile television receiver will be built in to mophie’s back-up battery case, allowing iPhone and iPod Touch users to watch live television on their device with the flip of a switch. Flo TV says the Apple-certified cases are expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2010.

"We are uniting our vision of advancing mobile TV across a range of devices and platforms with mophie's unrivaled expertise in designing intelligent cases for Apple users," said Bill Stone, president of Flo TV. "Together, our solution will be a true live mobile TV product available to iPhone and iPod Touch users."

Flo TV, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has struggled to raise the profile of its mobile television service. It has expanded its existing partnerships with AT&T and Verizon Wireless and launched its own mobile television device in an effort to increase consumer adoption. The service has been hampered by low resolution, limited availability and a small channel lineup.

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