ATandT Sharp FX with Mobile TV Coming July 25
AT&T will offer the Sharp FX messaging phone with AT&T Mobile TV, which carries ESPN, MTV, NBC2 and Comedy Central, among other channels.For AT&T customers who would rather watch TV than fiddle with the iPhone 4's antenna comes the Sharp FX. Arriving July 25, the Sharp FX features a seemingly decent-sized display-AT&T didn't offer specific measurements-that slides up to reveal a four-row QWERTY keypad. While not a smartphone, it can browse the Web and access e-mail and popular messaging applications. There's also an MP3 player, a 2-megapixel camera with video recording, and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity.
The big allure of the Sharp FX messaging phone, though, is its access to AT&T Mobile TV-which AT&T will let you try free for a week, before switching to $9.99 per month. Long bus commute? Delayed flight? That 10 bucks will get you live and delayed programming from FLO-TV, which means access to channels such as ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Mobile, Comedy Central, the Disney Channel, ESPN, MTV, NBC 2Go and the movie channel Crackle.