When Verizon first rolled out their FIOS app it was just a DVR controller for users who had FiOS . Verizon announced earlier this month that they had a new FiOS on Demand app that would let BlackBerry Storm2 9550 users download movies to their BlackBerry over Wi-Fi, 3G, or side loading them through your PC. It was supposedly available since the 7th of the month but Jacob could not find a download link for it since they were all dead links at m.verizon.com/apps.
Jacob let me know that Verizon has since submitted the app to App World as of yesterday and you can now download the 1.5mb FiOS on Demand app from there. This app is all based on Flex View On Demand from Verizon which is also only available in limited markets. The concept of Flex View is that movies you purchase or rent are viewable on up to four devices in any combination along with your FiOS tv.
While the idea is pretty cool Verizon really is targeting a niche market with this app. You need to be a Verizon FiOS customer living in a market with Flex View on Demand and you need to have a BlackBerry Storm2 9550 AND you need to purchase a Flex View movie… How many customers do you think that has? What they really need to do is just let ANYBODY purchase or rent a movie on ANY BlackBerry. Nobody has really done that yet!