The Korean handset manufacturing giant has announced two new variants of its Corby CDMA and Metro series phones – Corby TV and Metro TV. Both the handsets are CDMA devices and will support SIM cards of all CDMA service providers.
The devices also come integrated with broadband mobile TV capabilities, hence the name Corby TV and Metro TV. The handsets come with an application MimobiTV which will allow users to watch live or recorded video content. The app has been developed by Apalya Technologies, a mobile TV provider in India.
Corby TV supports mobile TV streaming of both CDMA 1X and EVDO 3G mobile technologies. The handset is OMH (open market handset) enabled and supports all CDMA network providers who support the service. Corby TV and Metro TV support over 40 live channels and over 10 other on demand channels enabling the user to watch their favorite channels even while they are mobile.
In a press statement, Ranjit Yadav, director, mobile and IT, Samsung India Electronics, said, “Consumers can even watch the ongoing cricket matches live on their Corby TV.”
In fact, for Corby Speed users Samsung also offers free software upgrade to Corby TV. Metro TV boasts of mobile broadband capabilities of up to 2.4 Mbps and multimedia downloads directly to the Micro SD, or memory card.
While the Corby TV is priced at Rs 9,699, the Metro will be available for Rs 6,999. Other than this, Samsung has also introduced some promotional offers for Tata Photon Plus and Reliance Mobile users who wish to buy the latest devices.
Tata Photon Plus users can avail free Mobile TV subscription for 3 months from the date of activation plus 15 GB free data usage per month, up to 2 months for postpaid and 10 GB data usage free for 2 months on prepaid.
Reliance mobile users will be offered free mobile TV subscription for 2 months from the date of activation plus up to 15 GB free data usage per month, up to 2 months for postpaid and up to 10 GB free data usage for 1 month for prepaid users.