On Wednesday, Samsung introduced something significant in competition the the apple iPod touch. Generally known as Samsung Galaxy Player 4″ and 5″ in the U.S.A, both these players run Android 2.2 OS and may also support 2.3 in the future. Both versions have front and rear cameras (front camera VGA and Rear Camera 3.2 Megapixel) and come with Skype and Qik for voice and video chat on Wi-Fi.
Both players also support Flash 10.1 and DLNA media sharing. These players are rare in having GPS but can work with a GPS stand-alone app such as Google Maps.
Both these players come with 8 GB internal storage memory and can support upto 32 GB on microSDHC slots. The players will generally support all common formats such as AAC, MP3, MPEG-4, H.264 and Windows Media but also DivX, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and XviD.
I tried the player 5 last month and I found myself that the design was so good looking and it was also loaded with too many features. Also the processing speed of player was amazingly fast.
Well, Samsung has not given a release date and any idea about pricing strategy of this device; but we can guess that it will be shipped around this spring and will be cheaper then a Galaxy-S based phone. Now lets wait and watch when this alternative to Apple iPod comes out.