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Samsung Readies mobile TV Handset For Europe

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Samsung Readies mobile TV Handset For Europe

We got first word on this right at the butt end of the Mobile World Congress in February but now Samsung has deemed it time to share a little more...

The 'SGH-P960' is the company's first concerted effort to club something slim and light together for the so-far apathetic mobile TV European market with a DVB-H supporting handset (Europe's official mobile TV standard). Being a global megacorp however the P960 will also be able to use 'Digital Video Broadcast - Convergence of Broadcast and Mobile Service' (DVB-CBMS/DVB-T) and 'Open Mobile Alliance Mobile Broadcast Service Enabler Suite' (OMA-BCAST - a potential DVB-H successor) making it friendly to tele addicted globetrotters (for the shorter acronym alone I'm happy DVB-H is our choice).

Beyond the basic viewing, the P960 can also use an ESG (Electronic Service Guide) for scanning listings and Picture-in-Picture (PIP) is on the menu too along with Time Shifting capabilities (depending on the size of memory card fitted). On the audio front Bang & Olufsen technology is there as well.

As for the raw specs, they're mostly what we knew before: HSDPA, a large 2.6in QVGA display, 3MP camera, FM tuner with RDS, web browser, multimedia playback functionality and Bluetooth 2.0. Perhaps best of all though, we learn this isn't going to be a brick since it measures just 102 x 53 x 16.7mm.

Pricing and availability sadly weren't revealed amongst this outpouring of info, but it sounds like a Q3er to me. Couch potatoes, this one could even be would leaving the house for...

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