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Samsung Galaxy S Hoppin hops to South Korea, includes TV dock for big-screen fun

Chris Ziegler

South Korean carrier SK Telecom is billing its new Galaxy S Hoppin from Samsung as a "smartphone that can also serve as a set-top box," but in reality, it's basically an Android phone just like any other in Sammy's stable with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display -- the big difference is that it comes bundled with a dock that cables up to your home television and lets you watch streaming video off of the company's new Hoppin entertainment service either on the road or in the comfort of your La-Z-Boy. Movies will run anywhere from 1,000 to 3,500 won -- 89 cents to $3.12 -- which isn't bad, all things considered. The remainder of the phone's specs are standard fare at this point: 1GHz Hummingbird processor, Android 2.2, a 5 megapixel cam, WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0 round out the package. Look for it to launch this week.

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