So many specs, such tiny screens

The mobile-phone industry has given itself a deadline for bringing TV to handsets: June 9, 2006, in time for the World Cup in Germany. “Most males outside the United States, including myself, will be glued to TV during the World Cup — three games a day for a month,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president at Philips Semiconductors. “What other, better ways exist to expose the new technology? There will be plenty of volunteers — vendors and viewers alike.”