Motorola, Paramount team up for movie service for cellphones in Europe


The one-time darling of the cellphone industry, Motorola will roll out a movie download service in Europe in the coming weeks, launching first today in the UK. The service will have movies for around $12 to $18 a pop, and will have to be sideloaded—you download the movie first on your computer then transfer it to your phone. No over-the-air magic, in other words.

So far, Paramount is the only major studio to have signed up for the service.

Should be useful to those of you who take trains to and from the office. Actually, are there many long-distance commuters in the UK? Like, distances that require trips longer than a subway (tube) ride?

Beckham endorses Motorola, so that pic is relevant. Just barely.