Samsung Wave is world's first DivX HD certified phone

Watching movies on your smartphone will be much more enjoyable - so long as you have a Samsung Wave S8500. The mobile device, which debuted at MWC 2010 last month, has been certified as the first phone that supports DivX HD video playback at 720p resolution.

Watching movies on your smartphone will be much more enjoyable - so long as you have a Samsung Wave S8500.

The mobile device, which debuted at MWC 2010 last month, has been certified as the first phone that supports DivX HD video playback at 720p resolution.

The Wave S8500 boasts a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, and watching 720p-encoded videos will certainly be a good way to make use of all that.

I'd love to load up a smartphone with plenty of high-quality, crisp-looking movies to keep me entertained while traveling, but file sizes would probably be an issue. The Wave will ship with either 2 or 8GB of internal memory, so users might have to be picky depending on the length of the clip depending how much other content is already on the phone. But storage space can be bumped up thanks to a microSD expansion slot.

Samsung has also announced that they are working on getting DivX HD playback on the Android-powered Galaxy S eventually too.

The Wave has been priced at about €380 ($507), and will be released in Europe on May 17. No word on a North American release yet.

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