Virgin 'Lobster 700' TV mobile telephone, 2006-2007

Made:
2006-2007 in Taiwan
maker:
British Telecom
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Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital
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Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Virgin, Taiwan, 2006-2007. Complete with charger, headphones, USB cable, instructional material, and original packaging.

This mobile phone was sold for use with BT’s Movio service. It allowed mobile phone users to stream digital radio and television through their phones. It could only be used with the Lobster 700 from Virgin, and was launched at a time when other telecoms companies were focused on developing their own similar services on 3G mobile networks. Only five free-to-view channels were available on the Movio service, and these were unable to offer the full range of programmes due to problems with negotiating rights to programmes. The digital radio service was much more popular than the television streaming capabilities, which were often of poor quality. BT closed the service in 2007.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2014-110
Materials:
plastic (unidentified), metal (unknown) and electronic components
Measurements:
overall (upright): 112 mm x 58 mm x 24 mm,
type:
mobile telephone
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives

Parts

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Virgin, Taiwan, 2006-2007.

This mobile phone was sold for use with BT’s Movio service. It allowed mobile phone users to stream digital radio and television through their phones. It could only be used with the Lobster 700 from Virgin, and was launched at a time when other telecoms companies were focused on developing their own similar services on 3G mobile networks. Only five free-to-view channels were available on the Movio service, and these were unable to offer the full range of programmes due to problems with negotiating rights to programmes. The digital radio service was much more popular than the television streaming capabilities, which were often of poor quality. BT closed the service in 2007.

charger for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

charger for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

Battery charger in box, for use with Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Delta Electronics Inc for Virgin, 2006-2007

Measurements:
overall: 120 mm x 94 mm x 50 mm,
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , metal (unknown) and electronic components
Object Number:
2014-110/2
type:
battery charger
instructions in box for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

instructions in box for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

Instructional material, including two CDs, in a box, for use with Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Virgin, 2006-2007

original packaging for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

original packaging for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007

Original packaging for Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Virgin, 2006-2007

Measurements:
overall: 162 mm x 245 mm x 87 mm,
Materials:
cardboard , paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
Object Number:
2014-110/5
type:
packaging