LG-U900, the world's first 3G DVB-H phone

LG Electronics (LG)  announced the launch o f the LG-U900, the world's first commercially available UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone, at a ceremony in Rome, Italy on April 27. The LG-U900 will be available early May through Hutchison, a leading global telecommunicati ons services provider, in time for the 2006 World Cup.Hutchison Italy, the country's largest 3G telecommunications provider, has exclusive DVB-H broadcasting rig hts for the 2006 World Cup. The company will provide video footage of all World Cup matches beginning June 6, through the Hutchison's service channels, 'La3'. Hutchison plans to offer the LG UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone to customers world-wide, after initially establishing a base in Italy.