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| February 16, 2010
Macworld 2010: More Details Emerge About FloTV
The FloTV service currently has 18 channels, and it has a max bandwith for 20. The current offering though leaves a little to be desired with some stations not really counting. For example there is Adultswim which only airs certain hours of the day, and it's not Cartoon Network the rest of the hours. Using FloTV leaves your device completely drained in 3.5 hours. That means it runs through the entire iPhone charge plus the juice pack in just 3.5 hours. Also we see that without the Mophie juicepack, the service seems extremely impractical draining the battery quickly. In terms of coverage, the service piggybacks the CDMA network, so it has the same scope as Verizon's network. You can check their coverage map to find out if you're covered. It is excepted to be released in Spring, but that is just an approximation. An iPad version will definitely be considered, but a larger screen would require a higher monthly fee. So what do you think? Is FloTV on the iPhone something you would be willing to buy for $99.99 and have another monthly fee? Or is sling player the way to go? Or are you holding out for Hulu? Let us know.