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CERTIFIED: Samsung SGH-i900 Omnia gets DivX Certification
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 19.06.08 - 14:16:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 17232x
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DivX, Inc. today announced the certification of the recently announced Samsung SGH-i900 Omnia smartphone, the newest handset in a growing series of DivX Certified mobile products by Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. DivX and Samsung recently entered into a multi-year agreement to include DivX encode and decode capabilities into Samsungs future mobile phones, signaling the companys leading edge in the competitive mobile market.
The Samsung Omnia is the first Windows Mobile-based DivX Certified phone on the market and the fourth Samsung mobile to achieve DivX Certification.

It features 8GB/16GB of internal memory with a microSD slot, allowing users to keep a media library on the device, and easily enjoy their video on a large 3.2" touch screen. It also features a TV-Out feature to play back content from the phone directly on the television screen. This powerful experience and a portable library gives users the choice of how and where to watch their video. DivX technology enables a high-quality media experience in which video content can be seamlessly transferred from the PC to the mobile environment and beyond.

"By including DivX video decoding in the Omnia, we're giving our users the high-quality technology they would expect from a mobile phone with an advanced feature set," said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Marketing for Samsung's Telecommunication Business. "Samsung will continue to provide a flexible, enjoyable multimedia experience to our consumers with DivX on our mobile devices. It was of strategic importance to continue our relationship with DivX, for value added not only in the Omnia, but throughout the Samsung mobile line."

"As the availability and creation of video content explodes, being able to take videos from the PC on-the-go and from the mobile to the living room is of increasing importance to consumers," said Kevin Hell, CEO at DivX, Inc. "Samsung has recognized that DivX allows users to do more with their media, and were pleased that Samsung has continued to expand DivX certification to their mobile devices."

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.

The DivX Certified SGH-i900 Omnia launches in South East Asia mid June and will be available in European countries shortly thereafter.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Nagra on 22.06.08 - 13:23:30

hey arne,

do you happen to have any reliable information about the divx support? i´m particulary interested in the following:

1. will it also play xvid files?
2. is it limited to a special resolution?
3. is the tv-out limited? (mainly in terms of resolution)

Posted by Arne Hess on 22.06.08 - 13:38:56

Not yet but I will try to get the information for you.

Posted by Nagra on 23.06.08 - 20:51:04

hey arne,

got an update for me now that you had the chance to mess around with it for a while? smile

Posted by Arne Hess on 23.06.08 - 21:40:47

No, not really because I as well as my contacts had weekend wink and I don't have the i900 anymore to test it myself. sad

Posted by Ronja at DivX on 23.06.08 - 22:41:34

Just saw you are wondering about the DivX support on the Omnia phone.

Here some answers:

- the phone will also play Xvid files
- resolution limitation is 720x480. Videos with this resolution or higher will not play on the phone or via TV-out. Bitrate limitation is 1.5 Mbps at 30 fps.

Hope that helps smile

PR at DivX

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