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Samsung Does the Wave, Wave Does DivX (Certified for HD Video)

Samsung Does the Wave, Wave Does DivX (Certified for HD Video)

Move over dedicated media players. Samsung today announced that its upcoming Bada-powered Wave will be the world's first mobile phone to be DivX Certified for HD video playback at 720p resolution. In addition, Samsung said it is working with DivX on HD Certification for its upcoming Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone.



"We were very excited to become the first manufacturer to offer DivX Certified mobile phones to consumes in 2007, and since that time we've continued to work together to help evolve the mobile video experience," said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communications business. "Now, we are able to extend that spirit of innovation with the first DivX HD mobile devices, both of which are industry-leading phones based on cutting-edge smartphone platforms."

On the hardware front, the Wave boasts a 3.3-inch "Super AMOLED" display, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, accelerometer, 2GB/8GB internal memory (microSD up to 32GB), and even support for virtual 5.1 surround sound.

Samsung and DivX Unveil World’s First DivX HD Certified® Mobile Phone

Samsung Wave to Offer 720p Playback of High-Quality DivX Video; Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S Next in Line for DivX HD Certification


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co LTD, a leading mobile provider, today announced that the highly anticipated Samsung Wave is the world’s first mobile phone to be DivX Certified for HD video playback at 720p resolution. The Samsung Wave is based on Samsung’s new smartphone platform bada.

“Now, we are able to extend that spirit of innovation with the first DivX HD mobile devices, both of which are industry-leading phones based on cutting-edge smart phone platforms.”

Additionally, the two companies will work together on HD Certification for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S, an innovative new Android powered device with best-in-class 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and blazing fast performance. Samsung and DivX will be demonstrating DivX HD playback on the Wave and Galaxy S at the CTIA Wireless Show in Samsung’s booth # 1023and at the DivX meeting room.

Today’s announcement is one of several “firsts” that DivX and Samsung Electronics have accomplished during their partnership. Notably, Samsung Electronics was the first manufacturer to add DivX Certification to mobile devices. Now, Samsung has over 45 worldwide models that offer full playback of DivX videos, including premium Hollywood content purchased from a variety of online retailers around the world.

“Samsung Electronics has shown consistent innovation in the mobile space, turning out high-quality phones that offer a cutting-edge user experience,” said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. “We’re extremely pleased to further our partnership with Samsung to include the world’s first phones capable of playing back stunning DivX HD video across these revolutionary mobile platforms.”

“We were very excited to become the first manufacturer to offer DivX Certified mobile phones to consumers in 2007, and since that time we’ve continued to work together to help evolve the mobile video experience,” said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communications business. “Now, we are able to extend that spirit of innovation with the first DivX HD mobile devices, both of which are industry-leading phones based on cutting-edge smart phone platforms.”

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.

For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com


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As they're themselves aiming for an HD video player with the devices, why didn't they add HDMI out like the Evo? -.- Surely it wouldn't use up that much space...and you can put the port wherever you want.

I hope the camera isn't bad either on the Galaxy S. It's already lacking the flash and it has a 5MP camera VS the Xperia X10 8MP. I know, more pixels doesn't necessarily mean a better picture, and I would like the Samsung phone to prove it.

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Smart phones, smart phones everywhere you look. I am available to upgrade my phone now on Verizon, but have decided to hold off. There are several new ones supposed to be coming. One would of course be hitting my provider. The big one is of course the iPhone which is supposed to hit Verizon from everything I can tell in mid to late June. Many will say this is not true, but it makes no sense for it not to as Verizon is the largest provider in the US market. This is not to mention if they did there would be two versions. I think the At&t GSM phone would continue to exist on there network. The Verizon phone would be CDMA, and many say that won't happen. The kicker here is Vodafone owns Verizon, and already has a CDMA version of it in Europe. So for those that say it will never happen, it already has.

The Ultimate and the Nexus one are also both supposed to be hitting Verizon as well. With all three I really think the Ultimate as well as the one following it will be better devices than the iPhone as they seem both way more capable hardware wise, and because of this way more capable application wise. I also am pretty sure these phones from this producer are the reason there being sued by Apple.

As it goes we will see, I have my fingers crossed for all kinds of goodness hitting my provider in the next few months.

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Hey rapid1 good to see you back, I agree with you the smartphone market is exploding with new phones and new features. I said earlier I am surprised to not see At&T out the gate first with 4G as the I-phone is a data hog from what I have been told. I think 4G will open up a lot more capacity for data traffic, as 3G is pretty much saturated at the moment. By the way when do you expect your rig in?

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:) we're all waiting for those pics :P lol

Also the 3G connection for AT&T is pretty slow right now at certain times. Some times it loads fast then in the afternoon or so it takes like 1-2 mins to load HH...

So much Smart Phone related news this week!

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What does it mean when it says that this phone supports virtual 5.1? Does it just up-mix the audio source to 5.1 when connected to a 5.1 speaker setup?

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