Sprint Launches TV Service On Samsung MM-A700

Posted: Aug 14 2004, 2:32am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:48pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


Sprint Launches TV Service on Samsung MM-A700
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Sprint launches new nation wide TV streaming service together with the new Samsung MM-A700 Mobile Phone.

The Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Services provides streaming video and audio content available nationwide.
The Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-A700 by Samsung will be the first CDMA device in the United States to deliver streaming audio and video content from TV stations like CNN, NBC, FOX Sports, The Weather Channel, E! Entertainment, mFlix, Twentieth Century Fox, AccuWeather and 1KTV. 600 new streaming video and audio clips will be provided every day, covering the latest news, weather, sports and entertainment.

The content, decompressed and played on the A700 embedded media player, is directly delivered to the handset from the high-speed (CDMA1X) Sprint PCS Vision network, eliminating the download process and the storage of files on the handset. Video and audio content is streamed to the MM-A700 by Samsung at 15 frames per second (fps). The current MobiTV solution on Sprint has about 2fps.

The 4.2-ounce clamshell MM-A700 by Samsung has a 262k TFT full color screen and also features a megapixel camera and digital camcorder, allowing consumers to send/receive hi-resolution images or videos with Sprint PCS Picture Mail(SM) and Sprint PCS Video Mail services. The Samsung A700 also has Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) quality for sound reproduction.

The Samsung MM-A700 is available in Sprint Stores nationwide for at a retail price of $399.99 or $249.99 after rebate with two-year agreement. Sprint PCS Vision subscribers may add Sprint TV to their existing Sprint PCS Vision plan for $9.99 per month. Or, subscribers may choose the Sprint Multimedia Pack and get unlimited free access to Sprint TV, in addition to Picture Mail, Video Mail, Vision and 100 SMS for just $25.00 per month. All multimedia services plans are in addition to voice calling.
More details in Sprint Press-Release. See also the Sprint Samsung MM-A700 Product Page.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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