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Telecom Italia: DVB-H phone launched with Samsung

04/27/2006 - 12:00 PM

Telecom Italia: DVB-H phone launched with Samsung

From June 2006, TV shows available from Canale 5, Retequattro, Italia Uno, LA7 and MTV Italia, plus Serie A TIM and Champions League football matches

Telecom Italia and Samsung are rolling out the latest DVB-H digital terrestrial technology mobile phones for live TV reception on the move.

The new SGH-P920 terminal is the first of its kind for Telecom Italia. As well as supporting DVB-H, it runs on the UMTS network and offers a full range of multimedia functions including a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, video recorder, video player, and Bluetooth. A horizontal LCD display transforms the device into an on-the-move entertainment centre.

Telecom Italia launches its new Mobile TV service in June on Samsung handsets. The DVB-H-equipped units offer high standards of reception, comparable to digital terrestrial TV. Non-exclusive agreements with Mediaset and Telecom Italia Media ensure programming from Canale 5, Retequattro, Italia Uno, LA7, MTV Italia, plus Serie A TIM and Champions League football matches.

Telecom Italia CEO Riccardo Ruggiero said: “We’re very pleased to be working with Samsung to bring the latest cutting-edge cellphone technology to Italy. It allows us to enrich our offering on the Italian market with the latest advanced Mobile TV services.”

Kitae Lee, CEO of Samsung Electronics’ Telecommunication Network, stated: “Samsung is proud to be marketing TV over cellphone technology with Telecom Italia, Italy’s largest and most innovative telecommunications company.”

In addition to this Mobile TV service, during the Turin 2006 Olympic Games in February 2006, Telecom Italia and Samsung announced that they are working together on WiBro (Wireless Broadband), the Korean company’s WiMAX mobile service brand.

SGH-P920 telephone technical specifications
Standards UMTS 2.1GHz / GSM/ GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz)
Camera  1.3 Megapixel camera
Display  2.2” 240x320 262K Color TFT LCD, 1.02” 96x32+Icon 16 OLED

 Digital Video Broadcasting – Handhelds (DVB-H)
 Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4 / H.263 )
 Video Telephony & Streaming
 MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / e-AAC+
 Dual Speaker / External Music Key
 Bluetooth / USB / PictBridge
 Document Viewer / BT Printing
 External Memory (microSD)
Size 97 x 50 x 28
Weight 125g

Milan, April 27, 2006