BBC iPhone podcasts

imageThis is very cool. Very cool indeed. Best of all they actually stream over Edge without any noticeable stuttering, so if you have an iPhone you can listen to them pretty much anywhere you have a phone signal.

It’s disappointing that the iPhone doesn’t have any support for saving these sort of media files to memory though. While playing a media file on a webpage you are unable to use Safari, although you can return to the home screen and do other things.

Of course, the best solution would be for the iPhone version of iTunes to support downloading of new podcasts to your phone, but I suspect that is some way off. Hopefully the new remote syncing capabilities of the Zune will kick Apple into gear though :)


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  • Richard Lyell
    December 9, 2007 - 2:48 am | Permalink

    Glad to hear the edge network is able to serve the media without a stutter, I have a htc tytn 1 with Orange and find the bbc website downloads very slow and Sluggish when being downed using the edge.
    This has put me off buying an Iphone, however if this is not an issue I may reconsider.

    Pitty you are unable to save the media to file.

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