Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Verizon Turns Android Phone into FiOS Remote

Verizon introduced a FiOS Mobile Remote application that enables a Motorola Droid or HTC Imagio mobile phone to be used as a television remote control. The mobile remote has virtually the same functionality as the standard FiOS remote, plus additional features including instantly transferring photos from the handset to the TV screen. Verizon will expand this service, Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote, to additional mobile phones in the coming months.

"With FiOS Mobile Remote we're leveraging the in-home FiOS network to marry the cell phone to the TV for simpler, more convenient navigation, along with entirely new phone-to-TV experiences that cable can't match," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of FiOS product management for Verizon. "This kind of feature underscores for customers how powerful the FiOS in-home network is -- and the potential it has for constant innovation."

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