Cingular Thursday announced that it will launch a streaming video service that will work over its recently-announced 3G network.
When the service is launched, Cingular will become the last of the three largest U.S. cellular operators to provide such a service. Cingular said that the service will provide on-demand streaming video, including programming from HBO such as Sopranos and Six Feet Under.
Cingular said the content would be available "early next year" but did not provide a precise date or pricing information. Nor did it say whether it would provide the full-length programs of clips.
Verizon Wireless launched its similar V CAST service a year ago and Sprint launched a video service about a month ago. Neither operator has publicly disclosed how many subscribers those services have attracted.