Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6 wants to take on the iPod Touch
posted by Michael H. / Sep 01, 2011, 1:06 PM
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.
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This is gonna flop faster than the Zune.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:12 PM 9
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:42 PM 4
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goossh what's up between samsung and apple.. what a war >.>..... ...... yeyy!! keep the competition samsung >:D
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:39 PM 5
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:48 PM 0
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you make no sense bro. sorry.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 1:45 PM 0
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
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 1:42 PM 2
It was my understanding that this device will in fact be able to make phones call via wi-fi utilizing applications like google voice
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 1:46 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 5:44 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 3:34 PM 0
You mean these? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sa
msung+-+Galaxy+8GB*+MP3+Player+-+White/2711049.p?id=1218345952 730&skuId=2711049&st=samsung%2 0galaxy&cp=1&lp=14
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 12:08 AM 0
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!
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 6:53 PM 0
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
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 1:45 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 10:08 AM 1
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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!
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 9:58 AM 1
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