How to Watch 2011 Wimbledon on Mobile Devices

Venus Williams wore this gold-zippered romper on day No. 1 of 2011 Wimbledon

U.S. mobile sports consumers looking for ways to follow the 2011 Wimbledon Championships quarterfinal, semifinal and Ladies’ and Gentlemans’ Finals between June 28-July 3 have plenty of options.

And sports fans have already used mobile devices to create buzz. When Venus Williams wore an out-of-regulation, gold-zippered romper, pictures of the tennis star were among the most circulated images for the day under the Twitter hashmark #Wimbledon.

WatchESPN gets you to Wimbledon on smartphones, iPad, iPhone

So what are the best ways to watch all the upcoming tennis coverage on smartphones and iPads? If you are a subscriber to Verizon FiOS, Brighthouse Networks or Time Warner Cable, WatchESPN for iPad, iPhone and Android will get you live streaming of the event beginning at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

For tennis fans in need of technical support, Apple, Windows and Web news service Hi-Tech Analogy posted June 23 tutorials and technical resources aimed at Wimbledon viewers.

Desktop, Wi-Fi access to Wimbledon live streaming

The technology news service GigaOM provided an excellent description about how to get access to Wimbledon on desktop computers or the Wi-Fi capabilities of your smart phone or iPad, as well as a handful of great links. GigaOM said “ESPN3 will be live streaming the event online as well as to Xbox Live users” so long as the consumer’s Internet service provider has an agreement with ESPN to provide ESPN3 to its subscribers.  

In fact, ESPN publishes a list of Internet Service Providers that provide its subscribers with ESPN3 access, and if yours doesn’t Mobile Sports Report recommends you consider a switch.

If you don’t have a mobile sports app or online access to ESPN3, NBC Sports will offer replays, highlights and interviews on its website. The official Wimbledon Twitter feed is scheduled June 27 to resume regular posts, which will continue through the finals. Another must-see venue for mobile sports viewers interested in Wimbledon is IBM’s tennis-related programming tied to the event.

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