Download Zone: Mobile movies

Everyone knows about iTunes, but recently, mobile manufacturers have been setting up their own portals to download media too. Whether you want to download movies straight to mobile or sideload via your computer, these sites all offer mobile-optimised content for a range of devices. (Or, okay, head to iTunes if you own an iPhone. Jeez.)


Sony Ericsson: PlayNow Arena Movies
Sony Ericsson recently launched the movie section of its PlayNow Arena download portal, and it's so far only available for the Sony Ericsson Satio, Aino and W995, phones which fall under Sony E's new 'multimedia phone' series.

Inventory Classic rom-com and action movies and other generally inoffensive fare. It's not the place for hot-off-the-screen films, but what's on offer rotates every month. Plus, you get 60 free downloads over the course of a year when you buy a phone that supports the service.
Cost It's free! But any flicks you download expire after 90 days


Samsung: Samsung Movie Store
As one of the biggest proponents of the multimedia phone, it's not really surprising Samsung's got in on the sideload game too, with Movie Store, a full featured desktop and mobile site with trailers, top 10 rentals info, and movies listed by genre.

Inventory Classics, blockbusters, documentaries, indie fare and more. There's also free 'first looks' content like previews and interviews.
Cost From 99p for 24-hour rental, or from £4.99 to own.


Nokia: The Vid Store (app)
This free app from Nokia's Ovi Store has movies from major UK studio Paramount, and more labels will be adding their products later on. You can browse for movies via your mobile or online, which will provide you with a detailed synopsis along with the latest trailers.  It's available for Nokia X6, N900, N97, N97 Mini, 5800 XpressMusic and 5530 XpressMusic.
Inventory Popular movies from Paramount
Cost You can buy films for £5.99 - £12.99, or pay £1.99 for movies that are viewable for 48 hours. Payment can be made via credit card or PayPal account


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