MLB.com announced today that MLB.com Mobile Premium, a new mobile-optimized live game product developed for the Palm Pre smartphone, is available on the device via the MLB.com mobile Web site (wap.mlb.com).
Fans can stay connected to their favorite team wherever they go with these four live game components of MLB.com Mobile Premium:
- MLB.com Mobile Gameday Audio - Listen to live audio broadcasts of every Major League Baseball game through the final out of the 2009 World Series. Each game will offer the choice of listening to the home or away broadcasts without any blackout restrictions.
- MLB.com Gameday - Follow every pitch of every game with a detailed graphic presentation and live statistics.
- In-Game Video Highlights â€“ Get real-time, high quality video highlights delivered directly to the smartphone quickly after the play happens on the field.
- Expanded scoreboard â€“ View live statistical data from every MLB game, including linescores, current runners on base and other game details.
MLB.com Mobile Premium on the PalmPre is available to subscribers for a one-time fee of $14.99 for the remainder of the 2009 season, including the entire postseason, or a monthly charge of $2.99.
For those asking, "Is this a Palm Pre version of At Bat 2009 for iPhone and iPod touch," the answer is, sort of. While the majority of At Bat's functionality is in place, live streaming video, is not, nor is condensed games, at this time. Also, the cost is far different. At Bat has been priced at a one-time fee of $9.99 , making it $5.00 less than MLB.com Mobile Premium for Palm Pre. Also, At Bat is currently not available on a monthly fee.
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