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Samsung prepares TV phone for Sprint?

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At the 3GSM show in Barcelona this year Samsung showcased a slew of phones that support mobile television, including a MediaFlo phone, which is the multimedia streaming standard that's expected to be used by the CDMA carriers in the US. Although it is not necessary for them to use this standard, MediaFlo is developed by Qualcomm, which also manufactures the chipsets for most of the CDMA phones in the US nowadays. The MediaFlo phone had no model announced, but was based on the B250 S-DMB phone.

Samsung MediaFlo phone

Now the FCC just approved the SPH-M250 phone, which has the Sprint label on its back. From the only image available, it looks as the MediaFlo phone announced earlier, so we expect that Sprint will be the first carrier in the US to offer MediaFlo phone with digital media broadcasting.

Samsung SPH-M250 phone

The specifications of the MediaFlo phone include:
  • Mobile TV – Landscape View
  • CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO (800/1900MHz)
  • Mobile TV (MediaFLO) – Landscape View
  • 2 Megapixel Camera with Flash
  • Video Recording & Messaging
  • Video : MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV
  • Audio : MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA
  • Display : 262,144 Color TFT (240 x 320)
  • External Memory (microSD)
Source:
FCC

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