Videophone broadcasts

The BBC has given 40 of its journalists videophones for news coverage where it is better to have poor quality video than none at all. The handset used are Nokia 3650 adapted with Philips Software.

Don’t look for them in stores. These have broadcast-quality resolution and can record up to 15 minutes of video instead of the 10 or 15 seconds of standard mobile phones.

Being able to transmit instantly the images to the channel’s studio, regardless of the location, BBC journalists have been able to broadcast the first images on several stories since the launch of the project at the end of last year.

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