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Tuesday, 28 December 2010 13:23

Samsung gunning for the iPod Touch

Written by Nick Farell
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Mobile phone maker Samsung has worked out that it can copy Apple by flogging a phoneless version of its Galaxy mobile to those who just want the player and games.

Apple has made a killing on its iPod touch, which is basically an iPhone which can't drop connections because it never tried to make any in the first place.  Apparently the people at Samsung think that the idea is pretty good as it is going to release a new Galaxy Player at CES.

According to the Samsung Hub fanblog the new music player will be based on the company's  Galaxy S smartphone, and will run Google's Android OS 2.2 Froyo. It will include a front facing VGA camera, a rear 3.2 megapixel camera, and come in 8, 16, and 32GB versions.

While it has not got the software that the iPod touch has, a Galaxy player  hopes use all its Android apps and copy Apple's strategy of shoring up the iPhone platform by selling a music player that is almost functionally identical other than doing anything useful like the ability call someone.

Clearly something like that is largely useless when you can get a nice MP3 player much cheaper, and without the marketing power of Jobs, along with the gross stupidity of Apple fanboys, we can't think that Android fans are likely to fall for it.


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+2 #1 kartikkg 2010-12-28 16:37
yes this will be useful in some scenarios
1) you already have a phone for texting and of course calling and ,this will save from updating to a expensive phone
2) to give as a gift
3)to use as a Camera for small occasions
4)etc :)
 
 
-3 #2 Warrior24_7 2010-12-28 16:49
"Clearly something like that is largely useless when you can get a nice MP3 player much cheaper, and without the marketing power of Jobs, along with the gross stupidity of Apple fanboys, we can't think that Android fanboys are likely to fall for it."

Fixed

What are you talking about here? Are you saying that Samsung's new player is useless? How did Steve Jobs become the focus of the report?!! :D
 
 
-3 #3 azrael 2010-12-29 00:34
Will it have WiFi and/or Bluetooth? Otherwise I can't really see it take off. The reason the iPod touch is so popular doesn't stem from its ability to play music alone.
 
 
+3 #4 Orumus 2010-12-29 03:27
9 . 9 mm thick Galaxy Player ( YP- GB1 ) runs on Android 2 . 2 Froyo OS and
features a 1 GHz CPU, 4 - inch Super Clear LCD screen supporting up to WVGA
resolution ( 800 × 480 ) , T - DMB , SoundAlive audio enhancing technology, Wi - Fi ,
Bluetooth 3 . 0 , 3 . 2 MP rear camera with front facing camera for video calling ,
GPS , HD video playback, microSD card slot , Android Market and Samsung Apps
access and a 1200 mAh removable battery .
 
 
0 #5 Orumus 2010-12-29 03:32
I think this is great, the larger the market for high end android gadgets the more and better quality apps we should see for the android market. Good competition is always good for the consumer.
 
 
-1 #6 Fud_u 2010-12-29 04:22
Thanks to Android "open" platform that they had what they had today.
 
 
+3 #7 azrael 2010-12-29 12:19
Quoting Orumus:
9 . 9 mm thick Galaxy Player ( YP- GB1 ) runs on Android 2 . 2 Froyo OS and
features a 1 GHz CPU, 4 - inch Super Clear LCD screen supporting up to WVGA
resolution ( 800 × 480 ) , T - DMB , SoundAlive audio enhancing technology, Wi - Fi ,
Bluetooth 3 . 0 , 3 . 2 MP rear camera with front facing camera for video calling ,
GPS , HD video playback, microSD card slot , Android Market and Samsung Apps
access and a 1200 mAh removable battery .

You pretty much answered my question. And in a positive way. With specs like these it'll definitely have a chance! :)
 

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