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LG launches HB620T flip phone with DVB-H TV

updated 03:30 pm EDT, Tue May 13, 2008

LG-HB620T with DVB-H TV

LG on Tuesday announced its LG-HB620T flip phone, which is capable of delivering streaming TV to users thanks to its Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) support. Thus far, only select countries in the European Union widely stream DVB-H content, which has become the European mobile TV standard.

Over-the-air TV programs will be displayed on the tri-band GSM HB620T's 2-inch, 240x320-pixel screen, which will also play back the videos and images captured by its 2-megapixel camera or uploaded to its external microSD memory card or 60MB of internal memory. Other features of LG's newest offering include a digital music player, high-speed HSDPA data network support, as well as Bluetooth.

The HB620T joins the Nokia N77, N92 and Samsung F510 in delivering streaming digital TV. DVB-H programming is available in Germany, France, Greece, Czech Republic and Austria, while Italy, the Netherlands and Finland offer limited commercial streaming.

The LG-HB620T will launch in Germany first at T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2 Germany, with more markets shortly thereafter. A U.S. launch for the HB620T is not likely, as DVB-H is not offered in North America. [via Akihabara]







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    LG HB620T

    According to the phone information at http://shop.vodafone.de/Shop/privat/Alle-Handys/ and on the Mobile Gazette site, this handset does not support DVB-H, which is indeed the standard for TV over mobile, but DVB-T, which is the normal broadcast standard. So it is actually receiving the same signal as an ordinary digital TV receiver and not dependent on what the network operator chooses to broadcast.

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