Samsung unveils ‘region’s first’ mobile TV phone

Samsung has unveiled what it claims is the first mobile TV phone to hit the Middle East. The SGH-P910 will be made available to VIPs only during the Doha Asian Games, but will then be rolled out throughout Qatar.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  December 4, 2006

Samsung has unveiled what it claims is the first mobile TV phone to hit the Middle East. The SGH-P910 will be made available to VIPs only during the Doha Asian Games, but will then be rolled out throughout Qatar. The SGH-P910 is, according to the Korean vendor, the first DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting) phone to be announced in the Middle East. The P910 will bring large-volume multimedia, television content directly to consumers via their mobile handset using the DVB-H format, which is supported by Qatar’s Qtel operator. To receive TV signals, users flip the 2.2" TFT LCD screen to the horizontal position. With a high ‘QVGA’ (240 x 320 pixels) resolution screen featuring 262,144 colors, the TV’s images are clear, crisp and flicker-free. Seamless connection with personal computers meanwhile is guaranteed through the handset’s built-in USB port and Bluetooth functionality. With 20Mbytes of user memory built into the phone it can not only play but also record and save TV broadcasts, videos and games, allowing sports fans for instance re-live their favourite Doha highlights at will. "Mobile television will radically change TV viewing behavior in Qatar," said J H Park, the president of Samsung Gulf Electronics. "Samsung has successfully introduced the world’s first DMB phones to the Korean market last year, where the T-DMB and S-DMB standard are already deployed. At the IFA in Berlin last summer, we joined with T‑Systems in demonstrating the interactive capabilities of this system. Now, we want this phone to be another milestone along the road to mobile television in the region." At the time of writing, no end user retail price was available for the SGH-P910.

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