For cell phone concert, give her a handset


Wireless operators Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have teamed to simulcast a Madonna performance live to mobile phones on their respective networks. It's considered the first live simulcast across multiple wireless networks.

Madonna will perform songs from her new "Hard Candy" album tonight at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, which Control Room is broadcasting live on the MSN Internet network. The two wireless operators will air four songs from that performance as it happens.

Verizon will air the live event exclusively in the U.S., while Vodafone will air it in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Additionally, fans can access the performance after the fact for 30 days via the Verizon VCast Performances video channel. (partialdiff)