Mossberg reviews MobiTV, Sprint TV

Sep 01 2004 - 12:43 AM ET | Data, Review, Sprint Nextel
Walter Mossberg, star reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, took a look [subscription only] at two mobile TV offerings available to Sprint PCS users. Mossberg's reviews are known to make or break services, which is bad news for Sprint TV: bq. To find out, my assistant Katie Boehret and I have been testing MobiTV and Sprint TV. Our verdict: Neither service will ever be confused with even basic cable on a cheap TV set, but MobiTV was pretty fair, while Sprint TV had serious problems. Sprint TV is available only on the Samsung MM-A700, while MobiTV works on most Sprint PCS handsets. bq. We'd advise waiting until the deployment of the faster cellphone technology. Then, all TV, all the time, will become a more practical option