mSpot Streams Movies to iPhones, Blackberries and Palm Pres

You could load movies onto your phone. Or you can go to m.mSpot.com on all four major carriers using most smartphones to access $5 movie rentals.

You can expect movies a few weeks after they arrive to DVD from current participating studios Paramount, Universal Pictures and the Weinstein Company. The rentals are good for anywhere from 24 hours to 5 days.

Streaming a trailer, the quality wasn't super high (framerates, especially, took a hit). Plus, with iTunes rentals running only $4, it's tough to imagine mSpot taking over (iPhones, at least) entirely.

But a little competition never hurt anyone. [NYTimes via Engadget]