Video search engine blinkx has launched a public beta version of its world-class product that is specifically designed for mobile access at http://m.blinkx.com/.
Starting today (19 May 2010), users can access the blinkx Mobile Video Search beta site from any phone with a web browser that can play MP4s, included in the following list:
|Apple iPhone||HTC Hero||Nokia XpressMusic Phones|
|Blackberry Bold 9700||HTC Tattoo||Palm Centro|
|BlackBerry Tour 9630||LG Chocolate||Palm Pre, Pre Plus|
|Google Nexus One||LG InTouch Max GW620||Palm Pixi, Pixi Plus|
|HTC Desire||LG POP||Samsung Behold II|
|HTC Droid Incredible||Motorola Backflip||Samsung Instinct HD|
|HTC HD2||Motorola Cliq||Samsung Omnia, Omnia II, Omnia Pro|
|HTC Magic||Motorola Droid||Sony Ericsson Aino|
|HTC Legend||Nokia N900||Sony Ericsson Vivaz|
The new site allows mobile users to search, browse and play across millions of videos from a wide range of broadcasters and media companies, including the ITN, news.
The m.blinkx.com homepage has been optimized for ease-of-use on a mobile device, displaying a blinkx Video Wall of nine thumbnails of the top stories from around the Web, as well as one-click category browsing, and a large central search bar so users can look for videos on any topic they choose; from news and sports, to polar bears, Lady Gaga, or how to make a water gun alarm clock. The videos are streamed to the user’s handheld device and play in MP4 format.
“This year, mobile video has hit the mainstream. The number of handsets that are video-enabled has reached critical mass, and combined with the prevalence of high-speed mobile networks and new flat-rate data plans, mobile video finally makes sense for both consumers and media companies,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.
For more information on the blinkx Mobile Video Search beta see: http://www.blinkx.com/products/mobile.