Tens of millions of video clips, organized by one of the Web’s "most comprehensive" video search engines, are now available on the Apple iPhone and on Microsoft Mobile-powered phones, through a thin application downloaded to a mobile browser.

vTap is an offering of Veveo, a Boston-area mobile that has received
some $28 million in funding.  The company will extend the range of the
phones that play videos with the upcoming release of vTap for Java-enabled phones from Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson.

Murali  Aravamudan, founder  and CEO visited the Beet.TV studios last week for a demonstration and explanation.   He told Beet.TV that the search engine has indexed "tens of millions" of videos and considers it among the most comprehensive index of videos on the Web.  (This directory is not available to the PC, just through the mobile browser)

We saw Beet.TV clips looking fantastic on a Samsung Black Pearl over
the AT&T network.  To see the clips on the iPhone, a WiFi
connection was helpful so we headed over to a nearby Starbucks. (Unfortunately, I can’t see the clips on my Verizon 8830 BeetBerry.)

The "Garden Wall," the limited selection of video clips offered by carriers, is gone.  A few months ago, I interviewed Peter Rojos, editor of Engadget, the world’s most influential blog.  Peter wondered when the walls would come down.  Well, this might be it.

vTap has been getting some good notices over the past few days from Om Malik, Rafe Needleman and Robert Scoble.  Kristen Nicole at Mashable reports on the launch this morning.

Grab the embed code of this video clip.

— Andy Plesser

Beet.TV is Getting Slick!

Please note some snazzy new production values over here at the purple network.  We’ve bought some new lights and David shot this interview with two cameras.  We will have a second interview with Murali over the next few days.  Stay tuned.