– Video rental chain Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) has released an application that lets rent or
purchase some 10,000 film titles and watch them on mobile phones. At launch,
the application is only available for T-Mobile’s (NYSE: DT) HTC HD2, which runs Microsoft’s (NASD: MSFT) Windows
Mobile; the company told The New York Times it will expand to Google (NASD: GOOG) Android-powered handsets as well.
The service will stream rental titles over T-Mobile’s 3G network, while those
purchasing downloads will need a Wi-Fi connection. Rental prices for a 24-hour
period will range from $1.99 to $3.99 for newer releases.