CES: Samsung Omnia 2 to act as Wii-like controller for Samsung’s Smart HDTV

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Samsung has been demonstrating their smart HDTV which comes with its own applications store. In the above video the TV is shown interacting with a Samsung Omnia 2 over WIFI.

Samsung will be releasing the first batch of TV apps in the spring free of charge, while premium apps will be available for purchase via the platform’s transactional interface in the summer of 2010. Consumers, for example, would be able to play Texas Hold ’em poker with friends where the TV screen shows the table and the phone serves as the controller, while showing cards in your hand like a real poker game.

Read more about Samsung’s connected TV’s at Engadget here.