Sprint and Samsung Mobile today announced that Samsung Moment will display a mobile phone demonstration of the North American mobile digital TV broadcasting standard during CES 2010. Samsung Moment, exclusively from Sprint, will receive live digital TV using Samsung's Mobile DTV Chip, the world?s first single-chip solution for the recently approved Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Mobile Digital TV standard. The ATSC Mobile Digital TV chip will allow Samsung Moment to receive live TV programming from local broadcast stations, including prime-time network programs, local news and sports and emergency alerts. To read our review of the Samsung Moment Android phone visit: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Samsung-Moment.htm
The companies also announced that the Mobile DTV-equipped Samsung Moment was selected for a showcase with Sprint customers in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore markets during the first quarter of 2010 ? this is the first-ever consumer showcase of this technology. Moment was selected because of its 3.2-inch AMOLED display screen, which delivers crisp colors, bright pictures outdoors, and wide viewing angles. Samsung was the co-developer of the ATSC standard that is making mobile digital TV broadcasting possible on mobile phones, laptops, USB drives and other mobile devices. Samsung?s single-chip implementation of the standard?the world?s first?enables reception at lower power, size and cost than previous multi-chip solutions which separate the tuning and decoding functions between two or more chips.
The OMVC is actively promoting mobile digital television technology within the U.S. broadcast industry to achieve widespread market penetration in 2010.
Customers can purchase Samsung Moment without Mobile DTV capabilities through all Sprint channels including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partners. Retail pricing is currently $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement.