Qualcomm Working On New Portable TV Called FLO TV

Posted Aug 26, 2009

Qualcomm is working on a new device called the FLO TV according to a source with Gdgt. The FLO TV is a portable digital TV that will be introduced in the near future. The size of the device will be about the same size as an iPhone. The FLO TV will have the ability to tune into broadcasts from Qualcomm’s own terrestrial digital TV service.

The FLO TV service has already started appearing on several mobile devices manufactured by Samsung, Motorola, and LG. Qualcomm decided to pursue the design of a device using a terrestrial TV broadcasting service because it has the ability to stream better quality than a 3G connection would.

frog design in California helped create the idea behind FLO TV. Features will include a touchscreen with swipe and gesture driven user interface. The memory size will be 4GB. There will also be built-in speakers, 300 hour standby battery life, 5 hours of TV, and 15 hours of music. No word yet on price or availability.