Samsung is expanding quickly in the cellphone industry and while most of its phones are mid-range or high-range smart phones, they also cater to the lower end of the scale. Recently, Samsung launched two new cellphones with support for mobile TV in the form of the Samsung Corby TV and Samsung Metro TV. The Samsung Corby TV is slightly higher end but both the Corby TV and Samsung Metro TV phones are set to be priced at sub Rs 10000.
The technical specifications for the Samsung Corby TV smart phone include features such as a 2.8″ TFT capacitive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 50 MB internal and microSD for expandable memory, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, 2 MP camera and Stereo FM radio with RDS.
The Samsung Metro TV mobile phone on the other hand is set to feature a 2″ QVGA TFT display, microSD slot, 2 MP camera, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and Stereo FM radio with RDS.
Both the Samsung Corby TV and Samsung Metro TV feature quad-band GSM and HSPA class 3G connectivity. And more importantly both the Samsung Corby TV mobile phone and Samsung Metro TV cellphone feature MimobiTV mobile TV application.
MimobiTV essentially allows users to access more than 40 channels and watch live broadcasts or recorded content. Developed by Apalya, MimobiTV is a mobile TV application that works both on both CDMA 1x and 3G networks and it should be obvious that it will work through the 3G network on both the Samsung Corby TV cellphone and Samsung Metro TV mobile phone.
The Samsung Corby TV smart phone should be priced at Rs 9,699 (or about EUR 160 or $220) whereas the Samsung Metro TV cellphone is priced at Rs 6,999 (approximately EUR 120 or $160).
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