Live mobile video streaming service Qik, Inc. now supports Windows Mobile smartphones and is available on the Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack. Qik was already available on the Nokia N-Series platform.
The Qik service is now in limited availability through an invitation only alpha program.
With Qik’s free live video streaming service, users can stream live video to the Internet in just two clicks from their mobile phone, and join others as they watch online and engage in live interactive chat.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Microsoft and extending Qik’s live streaming service to Windows Mobile phones,” said Ramu Sunkara, co-founder and CEO of Qik. “We are also excited to partner with the Windows Mobile team to optimize Qik for the Windows Mobile platform.”
Microsoft expects to sell 20 million Windows Mobile licenses in FY08, with phones available in 55 countries. This partnership helps both companies extend their global footprint and capture the growing market of video sharing and participating enthusiasts.
“Qik is at the forefront of how video from mobile devices should be shared and integrated into our social lives,” said Scott Rockfeld, group product manager at Microsoft Corp. “As people increasingly expect high quality, streaming video on mobile, Microsoft is committed to working with our partners to deliver the best video experience on Windows Mobile phones.”
Currently in alpha, Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack users can request an invitation for the service by signing up on-line. The company is working closely with the Windows Mobile team to get the product offering into beta in the coming months, as well as expanding to additional Windows Mobile phones.