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Samsung Moment picked for Mobile Digital TV trials

Samsung and Sprint announce that Sprint will offer the Samsung Moment with a mobile digital TV chip in select markets during the first quarter of 2010.

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LAS VEGAS--We think mobile digital TV is going to be a hot topic at CES 2010 and Samsung and Sprint are kicking things off by announcing that they will showcase this technology on the Samsung Moment in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas during the first quarter of 2010.

The trial handsets will be equipped with Samsung's Mobile DTV Chip, which will allow Moments to receive live TV programming from local broadcast stations, and, unlike MediaFlo, there is no additional cost to the user. That's right: it's free!

The Open Mobile Video Coalition is promoting Mobile DTV within the U.S. broadcast industry and hopes to gain widespread market penetration in 2010. Samsung and Sprint will be doing live demonstrations on the Moment here at CES, so we're eager to check out the technology and see if this is truly the future.