We already knew that mophie and Qualcomm had joined forces to produce the mophie Juice Pack FLO TV edition, giving iPhone and iPod touch owners a way to not only recharge their handsets but watch live mobile TV on them too. However Qualcomm have now announced that Audiovox – who already offer FLO TV functionality in some of their installed ICE systems – will be launching a new portable DVD player with integrated FLO TV later in 2010. The chipset manufacturer also announced new content for the service.
Qualcomm plan to roll out increased interactive features, datacasting and on-demand viewing, but their biggest push in 2010 will be sports programming. According to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, the company is doubling their sports content, and will be offering over 3,000 hours of sports made up of football, basketball, hockey, tennis, baseball and more.
There’ll also be over 1,200 live sporting events, including Wimbledon and the US Open. Qualcomm reckon the average FLO TV user watches 25 to 30 minutes of the service every day. Check out SlashGear columnist Michael Gartenberg’s view on FLO TV here.