updated 12:05 pm EST, Fri November 17, 2006
Mobile YouTube competitor
Movidity has announced movy.tv, a website meant to be the mobile equivalent of YouTube. Users will be able to upload videos and music to the website, and in turn, supported PDAs and cellphones will get to view the content through a custom media player. There will be public and paid areas of the site, but the site in general should feature tags, referrals, private user groups, and the ability to impose advertising. Users will also have the option of e-mail/SMS notifications. Future additions to the site should include uploads and archive searches directly from a handheld, as well as live streaming content from TV, radio, or other sources. Movy.tv will open to business clients on December 15th and the public a month later. Devices currently pegged for support include BlackBerries (8700/Pearl), Palm PDAs (OS 5.0+), and PDAs running Windows Mobile 3.0 or greater.