10/17/2006 1:00:00 PM
TV service for P990
Sony Ericsson's P990 has turned into a portable television with the introduction of LocationFree. The service redirects TV shows from the user's home television to their P990 handset using the internet to forward the content onto the phone, wherever it is.
Customers can watch live TV, playback recorded programmes and record future programmes from their P990 handsets.
Users need to buy a LocationFree Base Station from Sony, which plugs into the existing network at home. They can then connect their P990 to the Base Station over the internet, through a Wi-Fi hotspot or via 3G. LocationFree Player software also needs to be downloaded onto the phone.
The Base Station is available to buy in the UK as well as other European countries including Austria, Spain, Italy and Germany.