Sprint Nextel to offer full movies to mobile phones

Sprint Nextel to offer full movies to mobile phones

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Now appearing on a small screen in your pocket.

Would you watch a movie on your phone? Sprint Nextel hopes so and is expected to announce today the arrival of full-length films, TV shows, concerts and comedy programs to your mobile phone.

Sprint Nextel is looking to cash in on the growing trend of mobile video content by allowing subscribers to download movies and programs to their cellphone for as low as an additional $6.95 per month.

So what box-office smashes are coming to a 3” screen near you? Try these on for size: “One-Eyed Jacks” starting Brando and Karl Malden, “Angel and the Badman” staring the Duke, and back from obscurity, “Short Circuit” starring Steve Guttenburg will be available for download.

But wait, Sprint NexteaNow appearing on a small screen in your pocket.

Would you watch a movie on your phone? Sprint Nextel hopes so and is expected to announce today the arrival of full-length films, TV shows, concerts and comedy programs to your mobile phone.

The company is looking to cash in on the growing trend of mobile video content by allowing subscribers to download movies and programs to their cellphone for as low as an additional $6.95 per month to what seems to be the never ending mobile bill.

So what box-office smashes are coming to a 3” screen near you? Try these on for size: “One-Eyed Jacks” starting Brando and Karl Malden, “Angel and the Badman” staring the Duke, and back from obscurity, “Short Circuit” starring Steve Guttenburg will be available for download.

But wait, Sprint Nextel Spokesperson Dale Koop can explain: “This is what we could get rights to quickly.” According to early reports, content negotiations with the major studios are underway. Hopefully “Mannequin” makes the cut.

Plans are to debut 7 new films a week.

To support this endeavor, Sprint Nextel Corp is investing billions of dollars beefing up their networks to support mobile video and faster internet service, to counter decreasing revenue from competitively priced calling plans and lower first time wireless subscriber numbers.

Sprint already offers ABC and NBC shows for $1.99 per program.

l Spokesperson Dale Koop can explain: “This is what we could get rights to quickly.” According to early reports, content negotiations with the major studios are underway. Hopefully “Mannequin” makes the cut.

Plans are to debut 7 new films a week.

To support this endeavor, Sprint Nextel Corp is investing billions of dollars beefing up their networks to support mobile video and faster internet service, to counter decreasing revenue from competitively priced calling plans and lower first time wireless subscriber numbers.

Sprint already offers ABC and NBC shows for $1.99 per program.

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