Samsung Introduces First DivX Certified MP3 Player

As the newest addition to Samsung’s BEAT line of portable media players, Samsung’s new R1 is the company’s first DivX Certified MP3 player. The R1 is also the slimmest player in the Samsung BEAT line.

The R1 features a 2.6-inch screen and 8 or 16GB of storage space. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that is designed to be played back on mobile platforms with limited storage capacities. In order to obtain the DivX Certified logo, products must undergo a rigorous testing program to ensure they are able to deliver a high-quality DivX media experience. Customers will be able to play back any DivX video stored on the R1’s internal memory.

"We have long recognized the value of DivX technology and have incorporated it into many of our CE devices for the home, including digital TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players," said Jooho Song, Vice President at Samsung Electronics. "By obtaining DivX Certification of our latest multimedia player, we're giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX video libraries when they're on the go."

"With DivX technology, the Samsung R1 packs an amazing amount of high-quality video into an incredibly small package that consumers can take with them everywhere they go," said Eric Rodli, Executive Vice President, Licensing at DivX. "We're pleased to expand our relationship with Samsung and look forward to making the R1 the first of many DivX Certified portable media players from this market leader."

The R1 is currently available to customers in Russia and Europe.