QuickTime coming for mobile devices

“Apple’s QuickTime is poised to make headway as an audio and video delivery platform for mobile phones in Japan, with new standards-compatible software on its way and a fresh endorsement by leading wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo. In coming weeks, Apple will introduce a new version of its multimedia delivery system, QuickTime 6, with support for 3GPP, or 3rd Generation Partnership Project–telecommunications standards for mobile systems. 3GPP is built on the MPEG-4 standard for the delivery of digital audio and video to PCs, set-top boxes and wireless devices. Apple’s coming software dovetails with new 3GPP-compatible wireless technology from Tokyo-based NTT DoCoMo, one of the world’s largest mobile phone operators. On Monday, the wireless carrier, which has about 44 million subscribers, said it will introduce three new 3G (third-generation) mobile phones in the next several weeks that will allow people to view video clips wirelessly, as well as e-mail the video files to a PC, among other new features. With its 3GPP-compatible QuickTime release, Apple opens the possibility for cell phone users to create videos using its content creation tools, including Final Cut Pro, and view them on NTT DoCoMo’s next-generation phones. People will also be able to use DoCoMo’s phones to capture videos, e-mail them to the PC and view them with QuickTime,” reports CNET.

Hmmmm, more foundation for “The Device” posited by SteveJack on our Opinion page yesterday? Read the full story here.

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