UPDATE: Check out a small hands-on video of the phone from Mobile-review.
Samsung’s aging Star phone has got a new lease of life with the addition of TV viewing feature. No it’s not the DMB that the Koreans are used to get in almost every phone but an analog mobile TV receiver where consumers can enjoy free-to-air TV channels. The Star TV (S5233T) has been launched in Southeast Asia and if Samsung plans we’ll see the phone in India too.
Telegent Systems is providing the analog mobile TV receiver while Samsung has brushed up the UI to provide rich graphical controls. A user can flick the screen to switch channels, one-click screen capture and record, on-screen keypad channel entry and reception of incoming SMS messages with continuous TV viewing.