i read about orb at russ’s blog last night and gave it a try. i signed up at http://orb.com and got a confirmation mail pointing me to https://my.orb.com. logging in to my orb portal i could see some available internet tv channels which i gave a try from the xp pc. worked fine and the streaming was passable.
next up revved up services in my 3650 and logged on to https://my.orb.com but the phone came back with a error message (services:no gateway reply). tried some other sites from the phone and they worked fine, so i looked around a bit and then thought it might be related to the secure https:// so i switched to http://my.orb.com and it worked! i was presented with the login page, which i logged into and navigated to one of the links (channels) that was working on my pc. the phone launched RealPlayer and initiated a new gprs connection (which was ok), but then the real player could not start the streaming. it always stayed on ‘connecting…’.
well i guess its the data connection speed thats a problem here, which i am gonna sort out with the provider soon. even the contents from tmobile guide doesnt stream in real player.
i blogged about a silly idea some time back talking about doing voip calls between 2 (or more devices) using gprs, which can make use of a intermediate server to act as a switchboard server. looking at orb i am sure something like that is not far (if not already present! update:Skype does this).