Samsung Star S5233T gets an Analog TV
There were several iterations of the popular Samsung Star touchscreen phone that were introduced in the Philippines. The recent version, the Samsung S5233T, doesn’t have 3G nor WiFi included but features an Analog TV tuner.
It’s a pretty interesting offering since it is mostly the China phones that are the ones promoting TV tuners in phones. It’s possible Samsung was looking at how much traction it could get from that market.
There’s no WiFi here nor 3G connectivity but the Analog TV might catch the attention of a lot of people (especially those who are inclined to buy CHina phones for their TV functionality).
Nevertheless, the introduction of a TV function in a phone by a large brand like Samsung could pave the way for more handsets with similar offerings in the future. The Samsung S5233T should be priced within the range of the earlier Samsung Star phones. Smart MyTV already has this offering but that didn’t seem to get a lot of traction though (primarily because of very limited handset models supporting it).
Anybody out there interested to watch analog TV on their phones?