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Verizon exclusivity ends, YouTube Mobile opens the gates

Chris Ziegler

Alright, everyone go quit your jobs and pick up second (and third) batteries for your handsets: YouTube Mobile has gone live. As previously reported, YouTube was apparently merely biding its time while Verizon's exclusivity deal ran its course before flipping the switch, so now we can all enjoy several hundred editor's picks -- the supposed cream of the YouTube crop -- in mobile-friendly 3GP format (though word has it they're eventually planning a full mobile implementation). Initial testing on our Nokia N76 review unit suggests that 3G data is highly recommended, but we somehow suspect we'll still manage to sink our productivity to record lows even on crappy EDGE. Hit up to check it out; we'll be on the couch with our eyes glued to our phones if you need us.

[Thanks, David]

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