Monday, 11 January 2010

Mobile DTV-equipped Samsung Moment to be unveiled at CES 2010

Samsung Moment

Here’s one of the many examples of mobile devices that allow users to access entertainment content on the fly. The Mobile DTV-equipped Samsung Moment phone will be demonstrated at the CES 2010. The ATSC Mobile Digital TV chip enables owners to enjoy live TV programming from local broadcast stations via a single chip solution.

The 800MHz processor powered phone sports a 3.2 inch AMOLED display screen that is claimed to deliver crisp and bright pictures making it ideal for the purpose. The company is a co-developer of the ATSC protocol and offers the single chip DTV solution for mobile phones, USB drives, laptops or similar devices. It is touted to allow for broadcast reception at lower power, size and costs as compared to multi-chip solutions. Users will be able to receive live TV broadcasts including local news, sports, prime-time network programs and emergency alerts.

“The selection of Samsung Moment as the first trial handset for mobile digital TV in the U.S. is an enormous honor for Samsung Mobile. It is incredibly rewarding to see one of Samsung Mobile’s flagship devices be integrated with the Samsung ATSC Mobile DTV chip that’s giving the power and potential of free, live mobile digital TV to our U.S. customers,” declaimedOmar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile.

Samsung Moment without the DTV chip was released in 2009 on the Android platform and proffers 3G EVDO rev.A connectivity. It comes with a suite of Google applications such as Gmail, Google Maps as also YouTube and more. It is devised with a QWERTY keyboard for user-friendly messaging and e-mailing functions. Apart from applications in the Android market, owners may also avail of Sprint exclusive ones like NFL Mobile Live, Sprint Navigation and so on.

“Samsung Moment is already a customer favorite with its integrated and innovative Android platform so we are very excited to be able to offer it with the Samsung’s Mobile Digital TV chip to customers in the Washington and Baltimore areas,” elaborated Fared Adib, VP of product development at Sprint. “It is truly an amazing experience to watch local and network television on Moment with the benefit of its dynamic screen. This trial is a great opportunity for Sprint customers.”

Samsung Moment without DTV is available through Sprint at $179.99. The pricing and availability details of the Mobil

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