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RIP: FLO TV

Qualcomm’s experiment with a mobile television device was a
flawed one out of the gate – and now FLO TV is biting the
dust.
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The company has pulled the plug on the stand-alone device, which claimed to allow
users to watch cable and broadcast channels virtually anywhere.

“We are seeing strong interest in using the FLO TV network or spectrum to capitalize on the growing imbalance between mobile data supply and demand, the growth of tablets, and consumer demand for high quality video and print content, and a richer user experience,” the company said in a statement. “While this process continues, we are suspending our direct to consumer sales of new devices.

In reality, the device was overpriced – and carried another
monthly subscription that most consumers just didn’t need. (Read
our review here.
)

Current customers will be able to receive programming through Spring 2011.

(Edtor’s note: This is an updated version of a story that ran earlier on Technotainment.) 

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