Portable electronic device for receiving and playing feature length movies

  • US 8,424,048 B1
  • Filed: 02/18/2006
  • Issued: 04/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A handheld portable electronic device (HPED), comprising:

  • a body having a display; and

    a processor for playing a feature length movie on the display, wherein the HPED purchases and downloads to the HPED, via a wireless connection to a network, the feature length movie before a public release date of the feature length movie, and plays the feature length movie on the display before the feature length movie is publicly available for viewing by a general public in movie theaters, wherein a private release group of the general public purchases and plays the feature length movie on HPEDs before the feature length movie is publicly available for viewing in the movie theaters, the feature length movie is subsequently available for viewing by the general public in the movie theaters after being played on the HPEDs, and each of users in the private release group designates specific times when the feature length movie plays on the HPEDs before the feature length movie is publicly available for viewing by the general public in the movie theaters.

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