Mobile ESPN is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator by ESPN which the the service is carried on the Sprint’s EvDO PowerVision mobile broadband wireless network. Currently Mobile EPSN offers Sanyo MVP and Samsung ACE cell phone handset for the sports fan. Mobile ESPN’s key feature is a Java-based sports application that can access news, real-time scores (frequently five or more seconds ahead of a television broadcast in updating scores), stats, highlights and headlines. Mobile ESPN also integrated with a SMS service where user is able to receive a text and video alert messages whenever the favorite five teams and 15 players scores or some other newsworthy event occurs. Mobile ESPN has variety of voice and data packages.

Sanyo MVPSamsung ACE

The handsets for Mobile ESPN are Sanyo MVP and Samsung ACE. Samsung ACE features built-in Bluetooth technology, 1.3 megapixel camera with built-in flash and digital zoom lens plus ability to captures video in up to 30-second intervals, 2.2″ 240×320 pixel 260,000 colors TFT screen, speakerphone, EVDO support, MP3/AAC music player and its size is 3.9 X 2.0 X 0.6 inches. Sanyo MVP features 2.1″ 260,000 colors QVGA (240×320 pixels) TFT display, EVDO high-speed data access support, 1.3 megapixel digital camera and camcorder with flash, MP3/AAC music player, 3D graphics, speakerphone and its size is 3.66 x 1.91 x 1.05 inches.

FOXNews reviews Mobile ESPN with Samsung ACE cellphone and concludes that for Samsung ACE handset that has better visuals come with a battery-devouring cost on such a skinny phone. Even with light usage of the Mobile ESPN application, the Samsung phone would drain its juice in less than half a day. In an apparent nod to this deficiency, every ACE is being sold with a free car charger, an accessory that usually costs extra. The real answer, though, is to buy an extended-life battery for $30 on top of the ACE’s price tag: $99 for new subscribers signing a two-year commitment, or $149 with a two-year extension to upgrade from the MVP. For Mobile ESPN service itself, the conclusion is that “it’s a tough call. I might not pay extra for it, but I do know people who are ga-ga enough about sports that they’d love to eliminate those lonely moments when they’re not near a TV or listening to sports radio.”