Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6 wants to take on the iPod Touch

Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6 wants to take on the iPod Touch
Samsung doesn't just want to be in the phone and tablet market, the Korean company is giving another try towards the dwindling portable media player market. Smartphones have been taking over the music player segment of media players, and tablets have been taking on the video side, but Samsung still thinks there's enough of a niche for a smaller screen media player/gaming device with the Galaxy WiFi 3.6. 

As you'd expect by Samsung's naming scheme, the device will feature a 3.65" screen. It will not have a cell radio, so it will not be able to make voice calls, but it will have a microphone and speakers for possible video calling on WiFi. The device will have a 1 GHz OMAP processor (likely single core), Android 2.3, a 2 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, and most other features you'd expect like GPS, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, an accelerometer, and compass. The device will support a wide array of media codecs for playback, and it will have full access to the Android Market (which is unexpected given the lack of cell radio on an Android 2.x device). 

A 3.65" screen is considered pretty small by today's standards, and Samsung has devices sizing up all the way to 10", but the price may be the main factor. The Galaxy WiFi 3.6 is expected out in early October in the UK. Pricing has been listed at £149 for the 8 GB version and £169 for 16 GB.

source: Mashable

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30 Comments

1. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

This is gonna flop faster than the Zune.

3. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I agree 100% iTunes is the killer feature that is hard to beat simply because its an already established service and I believe its safe to say that iTunes is a household name.

14. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

but not in India

16. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

@saiki4116, What service is best/mostly used in India?

18. s unregistered

No I think itunes is only used often in us and UK not places like Asia ,I think its a pain to use itunes sync and all that

27. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

most ppl who buy ipods dont use itunes they use mediafire o 4shared

7. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I agree 200%

12. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

agreed. even as an android fanboy

28. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

But where can people BUY IT??

2. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

goossh what's up between samsung and apple.. what a war >.>..... ...... yeyy!! keep the competition samsung >:D

5. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

love this war lol! its making everything better for us the consumers

8. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

i am startign to love this war

4. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

looks like Unca Sammy no 'fraida Apple. Maybe Sammy looking to confuse Apple with all this media player, gigantic phone.....while they are secretly developing the next great leap in the smartphone/tablet market.

6. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yeah man all you fanboys thumb me down.....I LOVE IT

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

you make no sense bro. sorry.

13. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Only trying to incite some iSheep responses on that one iKing. wasn't trying to be serious, no conspiracy here.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean iSheep

9. 87168 unregistered

The zune was actually a great player. If people acually gave it a shot instead running to the store to buy the latest iPod because appl told them to, people would have realized that the zune was a much better player than an iPod. I love my zune hd. Ive had all the ipods from the first gen to the touch and aside from apps the zune kills it when it comes to music playback

15. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

The main problem with the Zune was that it only came in s**t brown and menstral red.

11. Garry unregistered

It was my understanding that this device will in fact be able to make phones call via wi-fi utilizing applications like google voice

19. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

of course there will be workarounds, especially given that Android 2.3+ offers SIP functionality, but out of the box it can't make phone calls, because it isn't actually a phone.

20. firebo14

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If it can video call, then normal call should be possible. It is just audio.

17. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Whatever happened to these Samsung Galaxy Players (4inch and 5inch) that remain unavailable at the Bestbuy website for ages? These 2 were Android devices that I was looking forward to, but it's been forever that they were unavailable.

32. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Yes, those. Have been waiting to see it in actual at a Best Buy store.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

please come to the States. I've been wanting a Galaxy S Player for a long time. Cause my Zune HD is bout to die. It's having battery problems every time It's fully charge it dies down for some reason and have to wait for a day to recharge it again. this is pretty sweet can't wait till it comes out!

24. dclrodriguez unregistered

Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6? The damn name is why it's going to be a flop! Consumers like simple identifiable names! Nobody will remember the name of this crap! It should be something simple like the Galaxy Pocket....or...oh I don't know, something that DOESN'T end with 3.6? Haha

30. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Um, hello? Apple iPhone 3GS? Apple iPhone 4 Canon S95 Canon 60D Microsoft Xbox 360 Sony PS3, Sony PS2 Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6 (3.6 means screen size?) Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.0 (new model coming in spring?) Logitech Z-5500 Audi A6 2.8 Lexus LS 460 BMW 535xi Marketing studies show letter + number monikers do better than names.

26. Kenshiro unregistered

Cowon offers the best PMP's money can buy. Maybe Samsung can partner with them.

29. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

This is dumb, the next iPod Touch will have the same screen size as the iPhone 5. It's so funny to see Steve Jobs go back on his words that "nobody want a hummer size phone in their pocket!" and here we are, they are going to introduce a 4" iPhone and call it a feature that they invented. What a bunch of appholes!

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