Babelgum mobile TV television comes to the phones of Vodafone in the UK, albeit on a 6 month trial and only to a handful of Nokia handsets.
The free service known for its original video clips has just begun a half a year run, with the application now downloadable from Vodafone live! Although initially, it’s just for the Nokia handsets the N96, N95 and 6210 with a hope to expand this further.
Running over the 3G network, with what we’ve been told as containing – lots of music, film, comedy, animation and a selection of internationally-oriented content – its set to add worth to Vodafone’s flagging multimedia portal.
Known content already comes from the likes of Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser
Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand with web exclusives too. They also hold BBC comedy from The Office, The Mighty Boosh with clips from nature documentaries by Sir David Attenborough.
The service also supports video sharing, voting for favourites, plus taking part in competitions and sharing content over Facebook.
See more on the Babelgum here.
Vodafone has been well known for lacking in video content and has only provided a music portal in the past. With the network holding handsets such as the BlackBerry Storm, that just cries out for a service like Babelgum on its luscious screen.
Let’s hope they bring this feature to a wider range of phones, before the trial is out with a view to keeping the service full time.