Inc. today announced the certification of the
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
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