|At the 3GSM World Congress, Samsung stamped its authority in the mobile TV category by unveiling a line-up of seven handsets covering the entire gamut of mobile broadcasting platforms. Terrestrial DMB (T-DMB), Satellite DMB (S-DMB), DVB-H, and Media FLO - you name it and Samsung's got a solution for you. As far as we know, Samsung is currently in talks with mobile network operators in Europe, the United States, and China to launch these services in 2006. Samsung hopes to replicate the sweet success it tasted in the Korean market.|
Two models in particular are being targeted at the European market: the Samsung SGH-P900 , and the Samsung SGH-P910.
The Samsung SGH-P900 is Europe’s first T-DMB (Terrestrial Digital Media Broadcasting) phone. The P900 is successfully in operation as part of ongoing field trials in Germany and France. Samsung has plans to commercially launch the P900 in Q2 of 2006, just before the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The P910, on the other hand, is Samsung's newest DVB-H model.
Read the extended entry for a quick feature list of the SGH-P900 and the SGH-P910 and a lowdown on the other five models.
Other models include the world’s first dual DMB phone (SPH-B4100), the world’s first 5 mega-pixel T-DMB phone (SCH-B380) , the world’s first mobile TV phone with 3D game function (SPH-B3200), and the world’s slimmest mobile TV phone (SCH-B340) are on show. Dual DMB phone, the B4100, enables consumers to enjoy both S-DMB and T-DMB in one handset. It also has a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) function allowing consumers to view two channels at the same time while watching S-DMB. The B380 has a unique design of swivel rotating LCD with 5 meg-pixel camera providing full advantage of terrestrial DMB service. The B3200 has a merged 3D game function with S-DMB service to enjoy mobile TV and entertainment features together. The B340 comes in 17.3mm with Satellite DMB service, motion recognition function, 2 megapixel camera and all advanced features of a handset.