DStv Mobile unveils Walka handheld TV in SABy Staff Writer 6 December 2011 | Categories: sponsored content
This portable television has a 3.5" viewing screen and does not need to pair with the Drifta or Drifta USB, seeing that it connects automatically to the DStv Mobile DVB-H broadcast signal. After activating the Walka through the MultiChoice call centre, users will be able to access up to 16 DStv Channels in the genres of sport, music, news, cartoons and general entertainment. The content line-up includes the two brand new channels that were recently added; M-Net Mobile and the Discovery channel. The same channels are available across all DStv Mobile capable devices for the same subscription of R36 per month. DStv Premium subscribers pay no subscription to access the DStv Mobile for Premium subscribers package which includes the M-Net Mobile channel.
"We are proud to introduce South Africans to the Walka device which is designed to further enrich the mobile TV viewing experience," explains Mark Rayner, general manager, DStv Mobile. "It's a must have, mobile TV viewing can begin the moment you switch it on. Our research has shown that there is interest in a dedicated mobile TV viewing device to ease accessibility and improve usability of the mobile TV service. We anticipate that the Walka will be well received by the market and hope our subscribers find it as another useful way to stay in touch with DStv channels," said Rayner.
The Walka is available at MultiChoice centres and selected retail outlets from 1 December 2011 at the recommended retail price of R649. Proof of a valid existing TV licence will be required when purchasing the Walka. DStv Mobile coverage is available in the nine major cities of South Africa, so make sure the DVB-H network covers your area by visiting www.dstvmobile.com.
Portable TV available for R649
- Dimensions: 110 x 79 x 14 mm
- ARM 9 200 MHz processor
- 3.5" LCD screen (320 x 240 resolution)
- Mini USB port for charging and firmware upgrade
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Built in speaker 0.7 W
- Battery life: 3.5 hours
- Built-in extendible Rod antenna
What's in the box?
- Walka TV device
- USB Cable: Mini-A Male to standard type A Male
- USB power adapter
- Quick Guide/Manual
- Hand lanyard
- Sucker stand
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