The difference between Germany and Korea (according to Samsung)

Samsung first unveiled its 10-inch widescreen DMB TV, dubbed the LMD-10A51W, at September’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. Here’s the photo that accompanied the initial press release.


Nice. We see four gal pals hamming it up for the camera and generally invoking happy thoughts of summer, fun, and an all-around good time. And why not? The device is equipped with an SD/MMC slot and USB 2.0 host that enables various video (DivX, XviD, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV), audio (MP3, OGG, AC3, WMA, WAV), and image (JPG, PNG, BMP) files to be enjoyed on the 800 x 480 LCD.

A few months and some globetrotting later and the LMD-10A51W is released in Korea, this time singing quite a different tune.


It’s now a handbag and, of course, marketed exclusively to women. Those four smiling friends from Germany have been replaced by four scenarios in which Korean women will no doubt find the DMB TV most useful. From left to right: the kitchen (to keep you company while preparing master’s meals), the floor (where you’ve collapsed after completing the morning’s chores), outside (while drinking coffee and watching soap operas), and in your daughter’s bedroom (because listening to what’s on TV is better than watching it and she’s too old for bedtime stories anyway).

[Akihabara News]
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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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