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FLO TV is No More

Category: Gadgets
Posted: 08:42PM

FLO TV was supposed to be a revolutionary step forward in how to watch television. You could watch a variety of shows on a little, handheld screen wherever you were. It sounded great on paper but in practice it was anything but that. There was yet another subscription fee to pay to watch the shows on the device and it seems that consumers simply did not want that. Well, consumers got their wish as Qualcomm, makers of FLO TV, have pulled the plug on the device effective immediately. Qualcomm has informed its retail partners to stop selling FLO TV products so you will no longer be able to buy one, if you were interested. Both AT&T and Verizon have the MediaFLO service which enables its handsets to view the programming and it appears that Qualcomm is in talks with both companies about the future of that service. For those already using a FLO TV, no word was announced on what to expect in terms of programming down the road. I can't say I am really surprised by Qualcomm's decision to axe FLO TV since I saw it as a major niche device, but for anyone using it how do you feel about it?

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ruth on October 10, 2010 05:05PM
We had this neat little gadget in our radio shack store. The ESPN CHANNEL was great on that device,you could see the UEFA games with no problem. The problem was the price for it. It cost over 149.99 and you would pay 15 bucks a month just for 14 channels!!! I think thats the reason many prefered not to buy it. I will be missing offering this little tv to consumers!! Bye flotv from radio shack!!!

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