Survey Says: AT&T Mulls Time-Shifted TV for iPhone 3G

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Technologizer has learned that AT&T is considering marketing a device that would connect to the iPhone 3G which would offer the capability to watch time-shifted television programming. It is not immediately clear whether this may be some type of port of the Mobile TV offering based on Qualcomm’s MediaFLO technology that AT&T already provides in select areas, or something completely new.

According to what we’re hearing, the device would be about 1.5 inches long and about 1/4″ thick. It is not clear how the mobile TV add-on would connect to the iPhone 3G, although it seems it would connect to the port at the bottom of the device (although it might possibly connect via some type of wireless connection).

I think this latter possibility seems less likely–most add-on accessories connect directly to the device so that just makes more sense to me, and I’d venture to guess that’s how it would work.

So, what’s giving this scoop a little more credibility? It’s because AT&T itself is sending out a survey on customer satisfaction to select iPhone 3G purchasers. Along with the standard “how do you like your iPhone” questions, there is a section that asks about mobile TV. (See image below.)

The carrier is specifically interested in hearing what a user would pay for the mobile TV device itself, as well as the monthly service. According to the survey, the feature would offer about 12-15 channels. That’s about what the current Mobile TV feature offers.

We’ll update this as we hear more.


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