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Samsung's New TV-Phone Brings Antennae Back To Mobile

If limited data plans are getting you down, there’s a new alternative that makes use of some old tech. How about picking up good, old-fashioned broadcast TV?

For the most part, MetroPCS’ Samsung Galaxy S Lightray, is a pretty standard 4G-capable phone with a 1GHz processor, 4.3″ display, and 8MP camera and whatnot. But on top of that, it boasts a small antenna and uses app called Dyle to turn those sweet, sweet DTV airwaves all around you into mobile video. Using standard airwaves for mobile video has a few notable advantages over data.

That catch is that Dyle isn’t available everywhere yet and even where it is available, not all broadcasters are opting in. Still, Dyle has plans to come to other Android and iOS phones, presumably with bolt-on hardware, but MetroPCS’ Galaxy S Lightray is the first and only all-in-one model on the market now. Never miss your local nightly news again. [MetroPCS via GigaOM]

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