Monday, February 15, 2010

Telegent and Brightstar Show "Soccer TV" Phone

Telegent Systems and Brightstar announced a partnership to offer a low-cost handset that delivers live, free-to-air broadcast TV to Latin American and African consumers prior to this summer's 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa.

Brightstar's Avvio 505 device, which incorporates Telegent's free-to-air analog mobile TV receiver, will provide consumers on the go with an affordable way to view this summer's soccer matches.

The Avvio handset is designed with the customized colors and flags of those countries participating in the World Cup. In addition to voice, SMS, TV and FM radio, the device features a 2.0 inch screen, measures 43X101X13.3mm, and delivers 240 minutes of continuous talk time. The TV and FM radio features, enabled by Telegent's mobile TV receiver, provide consumers with one-button mobile access to live, free-to-air analog television and radio broadcasts.