Free Wireless From ESPN?
According to the Wall Street Journal, ESPN is reportedly considering working with wireless carriers to subsidize bandwidth costs for viewers of the sports network’s mobile content. The report indicates that there is no deal imminent and that there would likely be regulatory hurdles to overcome before the service could be launched.
Unlike many parts of the world, current wireless plans in North America place a cap on monthly downloads and add steep charges for exceeding that cap. “Such a deal would mark a significant development in the wireless business, creating a new model for media and telecom companies to share the costs of bringing bandwidth-guzzling services to consumers,” says the WSJ report.
New Amazon Smartphone Goes 3D
Online retailer Amazon is planning a 3-D smartphone to expand its own family of digital devices beyond the current Kindle readers and tablet computers. Retina tracking technology would enable the high-end smartphone to display 3-D content without the need for special glasses.