Will you consider to buy a mobile phone with TV function?

@youless (94409)
Guangzhou, China
August 5, 2008 9:57pm CST
My dad's friend has such a mobile phone and I think it's cool. Especially the Olympics is coming, it'll be quite useful to keep an eye on the sports competition. But sometimes the result isn't good enough in the buildings.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
18 Aug 08
As time passes, I've seen phones becoming capable of more & more things... Seems like it wasn't too long ago that they started to put FM radio's in them... I know of 2 carriers that have t.v. features in their phone here in U.S., Sprint & Verizon... I'm not sure of any other carriers with T.V. & there might be more but I don't know of any others... I have T-Mobile & I know they don't have it, yet... Personally I don't want a cell. phone with T.V. in it... Friend of mine has FM radio built into his cell. phone & he loves it... I wouldn't mind radio because there's one news station I listen to everyday... TV is still too much for me...
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Aug 08
I seldom use radio feature. I think this is because nowadays there are less good radio channels.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Yeah, I agree... Not too many good radio stations out today... I normally listen to news radio stations...
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@rytnlxm (310)
• China
27 Aug 08
Hi,youless.For me,I will never use the mobile phone to watch TV.I don't like to watch anyting even though E-book with the small screen.Although the screen of mobile phone and MP4 is changing larger and larger,it is still too small to watch TV on it. And how are you recently?I hope you have been better now. Have a great day.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 08
Thanks for your concern, I am very fine now. I also hope everything will be fine for you
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26 Aug 08
I don't see the point in having a mobile phone to watch tv on. the whole idea about a phone is ringing people and on mobiles to text. Why should we watch tv on them?? The thing with England (in my opinion) is that we are all obsessed with tv and then you wonder why young children in Britain are becoming obese!! It might seem good being able to watch the Olympics but the screen is small so wouldn't be very good quality also it will be expensive to watch tv on the phone!! Just my opinion though!!!!
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 08
Besides watching TV, I like phones with many features, not only for call and SMS.
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• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
hi youless, i think i don't need the function yet. recently i have a simple cellphone with basic features. i can only call, receive call, send and receive text messages and use other simple features. now it still meet my need.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
I know technology is moving fast and that is amazing being able to watch tv from your mobile, however I would find the screen far too small for me and I think it would tire my eyes out more just looking at a tiny picture. I don't think I would use the facility even if I would be missing out on my favourite program, but I do not watch much tv. I have been watching the olympics at the gym as they have tvs to watch it but not on a mobile phone.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Aug 08
Since cellphone is convenient and it's easy to keep with you when you are out, so I don't mind its small monitor anyway.
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• Hong Kong
6 Aug 08
Not really. I am more concerned if I could get online more than watching TV. I don't like TV that much and so if I am going to buy a new phone, that wouldn't be part of my consideration.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
Perhaps the screen is still small to watch TV from the mobile phone, so not many people enjoy it.
@GardenGerty (104423)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I have a pay as you go cell phone, and that is good enough for me. I only use it a little bit. No, I would not buy one with a television function.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
9 Aug 08
Well, why not? If the content can be viewed free, it would be a good to have. It also largely depends on the other functions available in the phone as well. No point buying a phone just for the TV function. Waste of good money. Cos the same amount can get you a really good portable TV already!
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Aug 08
But nowadays a good portable TV is still not so mini yet.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
14 Aug 08
I am sure there are. I have seen portable TV that are no larger than a gameboy or a PSP2. With technology managing to make things smaller and smaller, I am not the least bit surprise if there is on the size of a handphone. Just need to go hunt around. Unless you are really hooked on the TV, why would you need to get a phone with TV capabilities?
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• India
6 Aug 08
Wow !!! I would certainly buy that mobile with the television function. Its awesome and that you could keep track of that which is happening in the olympics with great interest and enthusiasm. No need to see the result . Everything in life has a good side and bad side attached to it . So take the brighter side and proceed with your dreams of buying that phone.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
Up to now you are the only one person who consider to buy such kind of mobile phone
• India
6 Aug 08
Its relly because I am Gizmo freak and any new phone that enters the market pulls me to buy that . But due to financial reasons sometimes I dont get those gadgets otherwise most of those things I like .
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Hi youless! I always find the latest technology in mobile phones amazing and cool. However, I really don't consider buying any of it since I have always been contented with my Jurassic mobile phone. haha..Maybe, if I do have extra money and I will be going to buy a mobile phone with TV function so that I could monitor the Olympics. Take care always..God Bless!
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
Jurassic sounds very interesting, it reminds me the dinosaur
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Jurassic? haha..That is how old my mobile phone is! lovelots..faith210
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
6 Aug 08
Hello dear youless. I have also seen this kind of home-made cell phone. I showed great interest in it when I saw it. It is not very expensive, but about 1600 RMB. But right now I don't want to update my cell phone, as mine is still in good use though it is very simple. Have a good time, dear youless.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
If you go to Taobao, you will also find better price for this cellphone. I ever bookmarked a few of these cellphones
• China
6 Aug 08
Thank you so much for the information, dear youless.
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• Canada
18 Oct 09
It sounds like an interesting fuction, but with my poor vision, I would not be able to see the screen well enough to enjoy what is on TV. Also I have really sensitive hearing, so if I were to watch a TV program, movie, or sporting event, I would want better sound than the little phone could possibly offer.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct 09
Since the mobile screen is smaller, so not everybody enjoys watching TV by it.
• Malaysia
7 Aug 08
I never seen a phone with TV function.The closest is that if your phone can play video and has 3G,you can watch the match but need to pay the service provider as you watch.But has TV function is cool.Never seen it before.Hopefully it comes for sale in my country.
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Aug 08
If many people are interested in this kind of cellphone, I think it will be soon available in the market.
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
6 Aug 08
Hi there.. When I want to watch TV, I'll just turn on the TV :D Think it is rather useless to watch it on a cell with a tiny screen and low resolution :D Have a good day...
@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Aug 08
No I won't although it will give me the things I need but I guess it is just another luxurious things when I could enjoy watching it in the television itself and it is so comfortable though because I am home.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
That's great that you can watch TV at home whenever you like.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
6 Aug 08
That sounds pretty cool. I don't think I will buying one anytime soon though as I am sure they are quite expensive. Right now there are just too many other things that I need more.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
To my surprise, this kind of cellphone isn't as expensive as I expect.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
6 Aug 08
No I don't think so. I have a phone. I have 2 tvs at home. I will catch the olympics while I am home.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
That's great!
@intimate36 (1416)
• Pakistan
6 Aug 08
No , I won't but iy.I would prefer to watch highlights instead. If I get , such a mobile , I think , I will be distracted
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
6 Aug 08
i would not. in fact , my current principle for choosing a cellphone is totally based on economy. as long as it can make and receive calls, famous brand, not ugly, easy to handle, that's enough for me. To play video, i'm afraid the battery won't last long.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
You are right. This is why I keep three batteries for my cellphone
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I wouldn't but my husband and children would love it.
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@youless (94409)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.