South Korea's Samsung Develops New Notebook PCs for DMB Services
Feb 14, 2005
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics said it developed new notebook computers capable of receiving land-based digital television broadcast signals while moving.

The new Samsung computers can have terrestrial DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting) services real-time on top of all the existing functions, including wireless Internet connections, Samsung said.

Consumers can capture, record, and save whatever part they want while watching the digital television broadcasts. The DMB service is compatible with Microsoft's Windows XP, the most common operating system for computers, it added.

Samsung is set to mass-produce the new computers as soon as the country launches its terrestrial DMB services, likely this year. South Korean broadcasters are now competing for six licenses for the terrestrial DMB services that will be allocated in March 2005.

In January 2005, South Korea launched trial operations of the world's first satellite DMB service for mobile phone users. Commercial services are to begin in early May 2005. (AFX)

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