Cingular Video debuts with HBO content

Dec 15 2005 - 04:37 PM ET | 3G, Cingular

Cingular today announced a 3G video service aimed to compete with Verizon's V Cast. Cingular Video allows subscribers with 3G phones to view exclusive video clips from HBO. The catch is right now Cingular has no 3G handsets, only a laptop card. Expect 3G phones to begin shipping early in Q1, possibly for a debut in January.

Cingular's HBO partnership also extends into ringtones, graphics and games. Those items are available now and don't take any special handset.

This announcement confirms a rumor we noted back in August.