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February 18, 2009

Samsung Intros Divx-Certified Full Touch Mobile Phones


Samsung reportedly has unveiled its Divx certified full touch mobile product lines at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (News - Alert).

 
Samsung’s Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD, and BEAT DJ are now Divx certified and can offer effortless playback of divx videos on customer’s mobile phones on the go and in the living room.
 
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics deals in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device.
 
The Samsung Ultra Touch, pictured below, includes an anti-reflection and anti-scratch screen with an 8-megapixel camera and GPS navigation. The OMNIA HD can play movies on the phone, and also the device’s TV-out feature allows those movies to be played on a television too. The BEAT DJ also allows DivX video playback, but has been designed for an enhanced music experience with the phone’s advanced music player interface and DJ mix recording.
 
“Our customers see mobile devices as an important place to enjoy high-quality video, and adding DivX support ensures that our handsets provide a cutting-edge media experience,” said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Samsung’s Digital Media & Communications business.
 
Samsung has stated that apart from the Divx certification OMNIA HD also comes equipped with a Symbian (News - Alert) S60 5.0 and a generous internal memory (8GB /16GB) with the addition of a 32GB microSD card. While BEAT DJ can store lots of user preferred divx movies with its capacity to support 16 GB of external memory. It offers an enhanced music experience including full touch Music Evolution with Spin Wheel Touch and DISC UI--an advanced music play user interface, and BEAT DJ--a DJ’ing music application with music filters, scratching features and DJ mix recording.
 
“Samsung continues to recognize the value that DivX provides for its customers, and we are pleased to be a key feature in Samsung’s new line of mobile phones,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX, Inc. “The Samsung Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD and BEAT DJ are superior multimedia phones, and now users will be able to watch their favorite videos absolutely anywhere, enjoying the high-quality that DivX video is known for.”
 

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