DivX fans will be able to rejoice in the knowledge that Samsung has announced the release of the first certified mobile phone for the format.

Called the F500, the new handset will provide access to high quality DivX movies on the go, either from the user’s own collection, from DivX’s own Stage 6 video website, or through other mobile content services. Footage captured will be fully interoperable with all DivX Certified consumer electronic devices.

The new phone due out later this year will feature the latest video technology, with a large LCD using a swivel design to view content through high quality DivX video playback.

“The addition of DivX Certification to the Samsung F500 mobile handset opens a broad ecosystem of digital media that can be taken on the road while preserving the kind of high-quality experience that video aficionados demand”, said Kevin Hell, President of DivX.

The phone is expected to be available later this year.

We will keep you posted.