Two new models of the Samsung Galaxy Player are announced - the 4" & 5"
The South Korean based company announced that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4” and 5” models are bound for the US market this year. Having been available in South Korea since the holidays, they’re just now coming to our side of the world.
Essentially your typical Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, the Galaxy Player offers almost every single item found with its smartphone brethren, but it lacks any cellular radios. Samsung is offering both a model with a 4” Super Clear LCD display and 5” WVGA TFT-LCD display. Other features include front & rear cameras, Qik video chat support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD card support, and they’ll be powered by Android 2.2 Froyo – with an upgrade down the road to Gingerbread.
Naturally, they’re more focused in being portable music players more than anything else, but it’s nice to see that they’re fully equipped multimedia driven devices.Unfortunately, no word was mentioned about its pricing or exact release date here in the US.
source: Business Wire via AndroidGuys
1. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)
I do not see the purpose of these big ipod/mp3 players. It is a duplicate of what I carry in my pocket, a smartphone that essentially does everything this player does. I'd rather spend the money on a larger tablet that will allow movies to be more fully enjoyed and games to actually be exciting. Plus, I wear my little mp3 player when biking and running which means possible, to near guaranteed, contact with rough surfaces. It just seems smarter to use a simple mp3 player that is easier and less expensive to replace if an accident happens. But for those that buy one of these players, enjoy it.
2. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Mistake. Whether you like apple or not and whether android is beating iOS or not, when it comes to portable media players there is apple...and the rest. There won't be apple, samsung, and the rest. People don't even call them Walkmans anymore. iPod has become synonymous with mp3 player and not even samsung can dethrone them. It's not a matter of better hardware or cheaper price or both. There have been other players that are both cheaper and better but still fail next to the iPod.
3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Buying this for your kids is better than buying them a phone that comes with bills every month. This is why these MP3/mp4 players are useful.
5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ya but most parents would never buy these for their kids, and if they are old enough to operate these efficiently, they are probably at the age of a cell phone...
6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
13+ yr olds can handle this. i rather Give my kid this and control her wifi using than getting her a phone that grow bills i have to pay for. Plus this device replaces a camera, Game counsel, Mp3 player, so i don't have to but her those things :) and if she ever wants a phone ill make her pay the bill like a real teenager should.
7. cyber-shot under dog (unregistered)
I'll buy this just for music use, nothing more. . because I already have a phone, Htc touch diamond. Just wanna try android, on a capable device.
8. downphoenix (Posts: 2591; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I like the idea behind this. One of the big draws of the Ipod Touch is that its practically an Iphone, just without the cellular service. Some people want to have products like this, but not pay huge monthly rates, so things like this are great for those people.