ABC Channel 7 Eyewiteness News TV (NY area) On The Samsung Blackjack
After running HandiTV on my Blackjack, I’ve found that the channel choices are kind of limited. It’s neat to have streaming video on the device of any sort. It’s definitely a conversation starter for anyone that passes by that notices I’m watching video on my phone. My question now is what other video content can I view on my Samsung Blackjack? Free is better of course.
I found out that the ABC television channel has their Eyewitness News programs available for mobile devices and it works quite well on my Cingular network, as long as I have at least an EDGE connection. If you have a 3G connection, it’s pretty much flawless. And at worst, you get full audio, and either jumpy or realllllly bad slide-show like video.
This of course, should work on any Windows Mobile platform cell phone.
Just go to Internet Explorer and go to http://www.7togo.com
You can actually go there online right now from a PC to see the same exact content. It’s just aimed at the mobile viewing experience, so bandwith requirements is low – resolution of the video is low for regular monitors on a desktop or laptop of course — but you can see everything there.
I like the weather forecast. They have animated radar too for the “big picture” with which you can ZOOM IN. This is both for the tri-state NY/NJ/CT area as well as one for national weather radar.
I also really like the traffic feature (although I know that GoogleMaps has live real-time traffic too on the Blackjack) they have. The linking is VERY intuitive and really takes into consideration the mobile experience. For example, they break it down by roads, bridges, tunnels, airports. It also breaks it down into states (NY,NJ,CT) and then into “NUMBERED ROADS” or “NAMED ROADS”, etc. So in the end, you can VERY EASILY page through to get to the exact highway you’re trying to find traffic status for. That’s what you want when you’re on your phone. Find the exact information you want quickly and without too much thought or attention when going through menus.