Vodafone users in Australia will get BBC mobile downloads; UK Macbooks to get USB 3G broadband

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For the first time, the BBC will allow clips downloads of some of its hit programmes to users outside the UK.

Vodafone 3G customers in Australia will soon be able to enjoy the catchphrases of Little Britain, as well as Doctor Who, The Office, and others.

Keith O’Brien, head of content for Vodafone, said: "Mobile TV is one of
the most popular services on Vodafone Live!, and we expect the new BBC
programmes to be a hit with our customers."

Lucky Aussies, eh?

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Meanwhile, Vodafone UK has announced that it will launch a USB version of its 3G
Mobile Connect Broadband Datacard for MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks
sometime in the Autumn. Their current offering doesn’t work with the
MBPs as they use a new ExpressCard 34 port. Connectivity should be the same as for other users, at around 1.4Mbps. No pricing yet. (Via Register)

Andy Merrett