AT&T launching mobile TV on May 4th

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AT&T are launching two new handsets on May 4th that support MediaFLO Mobile TV: the LG Vu ($300 with 2yr contract) and the Samsung Access ($200 with 2yr contract).

The TV broadcasts will be available in 58 cities and there are 10 channels available. The Mobile TV service will cost $15 a month for unlimited access.

One interesting thought: in an emergency (9/11, Katrina etc) the normal cellphone network gets overloaded, as MediaFLO operates on a separate network you would still be able to get CNN or Fox News to keep abreast of events if you were caught up in the emergency.

(more at myfoxutah, via engadget)