updated 12:50 pm EST, Fri January 18, 2008
E-Ten V900 Leak
E-Ten plans to make its first aggressive step into media-friendly phones by tapping digital broadcasts, according to samples obtained by the forums of Russian fan site EtenClub. The V900 will reportedly be one of the few devices to support multiple digital over-the-air formats at once with Europe's DVB-H (handheld) and DVB-T (terrestrial) supported alongside Korea's T-DMB standard; DAB audio broadcast support for the UK will also be standard. A small front camera points to the device supporting 3G Internet access. US support is unknown, though historical evidence would suggest full support for both calling and AT&T's 3G (HSDPA) network.
Other details revealed in the hands-on point to an unusually fast 667MHz Samsung processor, a glossy display instead of the matte finish that normally comes with phones, as well as 128MB of RAM to handle Windows Mobile. Photos prove a product flyer to be accurate and suggest the device will be announced in black and blue color schemes by the Mobile World Congress show on February 11th.