blinkx Launches Mobile Video Search Site
blinkx has launched a mobile version of its video search service.
Users can access the video aggregator’s mobile video search from any phone with a web browser that can play MP4s, including the iPhone, Google Nexus One, HTC Desire and Magic and Blackberry Bold 9700 devices.
blinkx has adapted its home page for use on mobiles, displaying a blinkx video wall of nine thumbnails of the top stories from around the web, one-click category browsing and a large central search bar.
blinkx founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake said, “This year, mobile video has hit the mainstream. The number of handsets that are video-enabled has reached critical mass, and combined with the prevalence of high-speed mobile networks and new flat-rate data plans, mobile video finally makes sense for both consumers and media companies.”
The site includes content from broadcasters and media companies such as ITN, CelebTV, HowCast and Lonely Planet.