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Still currently being beta-tested, this HTC smartphone is the de-facto phone for Modeo Mobile TV. Instead of designing a client that's usable on any smartphone, Modeo's gone and partnered with HTC to design a phone just for watching video.

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From what we saw—the stream was coming locally because of the lousy meeting room location instead of from Modeo—the video looked great. The phone also felt good, and the rubber back helps prevent any droppage as you're probably holding the phone out when you're walking around.

Modeo should deploy the service in NY sometime in first half of '07, but HTC wouldn't give us a firm date. We're not too big on mobile TV, but if it looks like this and can be deployed on any smartphone, sign us up.

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