Looks like NetBlender is planning on bringing a Blu-ray application for BlackBerry out soon. It will let you interact with your Blu-ray player over Wi-Fi from your BlackBerry. Blu-ray has promised extra features from the get-go but has failed to deliver. Until now all they have offered is better quality video which most people don’t even have a TV capable of viewing. Blu-ray live did promise to bring some extra features and BD Touch seems to be one of them.
NOTE: The main issue I see with BD Touch is that it is coming from a third party so studio’s and device makers will have to build their functionality into their players or their discs from what I can tell. You also would need a Profile 2.0 player which right now only includes the PS3… So this may be more of a dream.
More details at this link
- Transfer media from Blu-ray player to handheld device
- Remote control – control movie playback using handheld device
- Keyboard – use handheld device keyboard to enter data to player
- Create games based on title that interact with handheld device
- Multiple handheld devices can integrate with a single BD disc
- simultaneously – multi-player games!
BD Touch enables movie studios to extend their content to a variety of entertainment platforms that compliment each other by taking advantage of each platform’s strengths.
- Provides keyboard-like input device
- Devices automatically connect
- Two-way high speed data transfer
- Self contained library for content creators to use in their BD-J Titles
- Small footprint, so it works 100% of the time
- Utilizes industry standards to continually grow as new BD technologies are introduced
- Well-defined API allows developers and content creators to work independently to build robust interactive mobile applications
Easy Implementation and Connection
- Easy to implement onto a BD-J Blu-ray Title or Blu-ray Player. BD Touch requires a BD-Live (Profile 2.0) Blu-ray Player, a wireless router on the network, a wi-fi enabled device supporting J2ME, and BD Touch installed!