Fabless semiconductor company Telegent Systems and Taiwan-based broadband wireless solutions provider Innocomm announced on Wednesday the introduction of a 3.5G touchscreen smartphone based on the Android operating system that incorporates Telegent mobile TV technology.
It’s the Innocomm Shark, a 3.5G smartphone with an 8-megapixel camera, 3.2-inch WVGS touchscreen display, WiFi compatibility, and the ability to watch and record live TV.
Unfortunately for Americans, though, Telegent Systems’ TV technology collects analog signals. The United States, and parts of Europe, have already switched off analog TV completely, making the biggest selling feature of this device useless. Numerous other countries are expected to follow suit within the next few years.
The Shark’s analogue TV feature provides consumers with mobile access to the same free-to-air television programming that they view on conventional TV sets, delivering access to news, sports and other programming while on the go. The model also incorporates the ability to record TV clips to a microSD card.
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