The device got a favourable review by us, but the public, it seems, is giving Virgin’s mobile TV service the thumbs-down.
According to a report in The Guardian, Virgin Mobile has sold “considerably less” than 10,000 of its mobile-TV-enabled Lobster handsets, despite a strong advertising campaign featuring Pamela Anderson and a price point now below £100. And that’s probably down to looks.
In a month that’s seen the unveiling of the iPhone and LG’s Prada handset, Virgin’s Lobster looks very much of a past era. And when it comes to mobiles, looks really do matter. Better-looking handsets are promised for this year – we’ll probably have a better idea then of how much the public really wants TV on the go.
Via The Register