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  • MobileDev Level 3 (565 points)
    Most other internet capable phones get cached copies of a web page rather than the actual webpage.

    Not "cached". The phrase is more like "pre-crunched" in the case of the Opera Mini or Skyfire browsers. (Cutting down picture data size is a good idea for mobile devices.)

    In any case, most other smartphones (Nokia, WM, RIM, Samsungs, etc) have browsers that get the actual webpage. They often have multiple choices for browsers, depending on what you like to do most. Some full mobile browsers include Opera, the new IE6 mobile, and the mobile port of Firefox.

    As for, on a WM phone the Skyfire browser plays the TV shows.

    Flash video capability would be very useful on the iPhone.
  • Dynamite DJs Level 4 (1,095 points)
  • icebike Level 3 (740 points)
    Dynamite DJs wrote:

    Please don't post links to videos that can't be viewed on the iPhone.
    Some of us read this forum with the phone itself.
  • imagine engine Level 2 (235 points)
    I don't understand why the developer of "Television" app would state "Apple allows this app only to work over WIFI, not the 3G cellular network." After all SlingPlayer Mobile for use with the SlingBox streams both live and prerecorded TV shows anywhere in the world over 3G for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, Blackberry and will soon offer for the iPhone 3G. I don't believe Apple would intentionally restrict this service to only WIFI especially when the competition already offers this service over 3G. After all it's the user responsibility to monitor their data usage and subscribe to the appropriate data plan, not the responsibility of Apple.
  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 (1,220 points)
    With all due respect icebike, but I read the links on my computer and have no problem viewing videos. Why should information not be posted simply because you have chosen to use a method of reading the posts that limits your options. Don't limit me because of your choices. If you can't view the video on the link, don't click on it.
  • icebike Level 3 (740 points)
    I don't understand why the developer of "Television" app would state "Apple allows this app only to work over WIFI,

    Perhaps they state that because its True? - Just a guess.

    Apple partners with various carriers around the world. If those carriers insist that apple limit some high bandwidth applications (especially given how new and under-developed some of the 3G networks are) I am sure Apple will impose this restriction for their partners.

    There is no use in putting out an application that will lead to a bad user experience and swamp the network for everyone. Everybody just ends up un-happy.

    Before singing the praises of the competition, you might post some reports about just how well TV works on their network. Reports I've read from the UK say its not as rosy as you suggest.
  • icebike Level 3 (740 points)
    If you can't view the video on the link, don't click on it.

    And how would I KNOW it can't be viewed UNTIL I click on it, wait for the You Tube application to struggle to its feet, start downloading, and then Fail?
  • Dynamite DJs Level 4 (1,095 points)
    Ice, I secondly disregard your reply.

    First of all the link works fine on my iPhone, and secondly, I am actually posting this from my iPhone as I frequent the forum from it too.
  • icebike Level 3 (740 points)
    You are right, I take it all back!!

    The first time I tried it on both my phone and a friend it failed. Now, an hour later it works. I don't get it. Same router, same phones.

    This isn't the first you tube link that was posted in these forums but which failed. I never went back to the others and re-tested later.
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