Anyone present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be able to see the latest mobile phones from LG which feature digital TV tuners built-in for viewing on the go, but everyone else is being forced to rely on information gleaned from the Korean homepage of the manufacturer to get their information on the upcoming mobiles.
Along with a portable DVD player with the feature, LG has been demonstrating an adapted model of its Lotus smartphone.
As well as being able to view free-to-air digital channels, the mobile has a full QWERTY keypad and is similar in appearance to a clamshell BlackBerry.
At this time it appears that all of the devices are optimised for use in the US, although there is no reason that modified versions could not soon be sold to UK users.
Portable televisions have never really taken off in either of the nations targeted by these devices, but there is a chance that this could change if they are successfully marketed and - most of all - perform their basic functions seamlessly.
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