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MWC 2008: Samsung Closes With TV Phone

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MWC 2008: Samsung Closes With TV Phone

We thought we were done (after all the Congress is!) but Samsung still had one more treat for us that nearly escaped my net...

The Samsung 'SGH-P960' is likely to be the first in a wave of many so-called 'fashion' handsets to make the move to incorporate mobile TV - telcos love the revenue opportunities and are desperate to convince a cynical public that they can't do without being away from the goggle box even on the move.

To be fair, the P960 does as good a job as any to date of making this a compelling proposition. At 16.5mm thick it is one of the slimmest mobile TV handsets to surface so far and by choosing DVB-H it has picked the formal standard for Europe. On top of this the P960 features HSDPA, a large 2.6in QVGA display, a 3MP camera, FM tuner with RDS, web browser, multimedia playback functionality and Bluetooth 2.0.

Unlike many of the handsets it showed earlier in the week, Samsung offered no hint of a release timeframe, but late Q2/early Q3 seems about right.

Right. That's it. MWC is done. That's a wrap. Over and out. Adiós.

(...I think)

Link:
Samsung UK

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