Chino, Calif. - Sungale said its handheld KULA IPTV is shipping to retailers now in time for dads and grads promotions.
The portable KULA TV ($200 suggested retail) includes a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a slim, light-weight form factor measuring a total of 4.3 inches.
A fold away Wi-Fi antenna is included to enhance reception range.
The IPTV functionality in the Kula includes a menu of selectable online video streaming content arranged by country, language and topic, including: news, sports and finance, Sungale said.
The KULA TV has 2GB of internal memory built in to store Music, Video and Photo files and a MicroSD card slot for more storage.
A built-in rechargeable battery supports up to four hours of continuous play. The device accepts all popular multi-media file formats including: WMA, MP3, WAV, AAC and OOG, for audio, and AVI, MPEG4, DIVX, XVID, RM/RMVB, DAT, WMV, 3GP, and FLV for video. Supported photo file formats include: JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG.
The unit includes clock, calendar and alarm applications.
Dealers scheduled to carry the KULA TV include New Egg and buy.com.
The company said it's working with additional content providers such as Hulu to stream commercial-TV episodes.
The company also said it's working with Buy.com and New Egg to promote an exclusive online launch for Dad's and Grads before Father's day, the spokeswoman added
Kula TV comes with retractable WiFi booster antenna to strengthen a Wi-Fi signal by at least 20 percent. Other features include 2GB of internal memory, a Micro SD card slot for additional memory capacity, and clock, calendar and alarm applications. Its built-in battery supports up to 4 hours of continuous video streaming.
It lacks web browser and iNternet radio streaming.
The device plays audio files in the WMA, MP3, WAV, AAC and OGG formats. Video can be played back or streamed in the AVI, MPEG4, DIVX, XVID, RM/RMVB, DAT, WMV, 3GP, and FLV formats. Photo can be viewed in the JPG, BMP, TIFF, and PNG formats.