By Anton D. Nagy | December 2, 2010 4:42 AM
Motorola announced at the Reuters Global Media Summit that it will bring a new product to CES in the shape of a video streamer that will let users stream video to mobile devices such as tablet computers and cellphones in their home.
Combining set-top boxes and cellphone technology, the product will initially only allow video streaming to devices being used within the home but it will “eventually allow consumers to view any content anywhere on different devices in the next five years”, Daniel Moloney, president of Motorola Mobility said. Equipment manufacturers and operators will need some solid agreements with programing providers to allow users to carry content around — thus only initial home availability — and since it will be sold as a separate gadget, offered via service providers, “the home streaming product will eventually be integrated into set-top boxes”, Moloney said.
The hardware doesn’t have a name to go by at the moment and it is unknown which platforms it will support but given Motorola’s dive into Android, there a big chance Google platform operated smartphones will have initial support.