CES 2011: Samsung to show off Galaxy Player, billed as an Android-based iPod Touch rival


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Samsung is going to show off its Galaxy Player, an Android-based competitor to Apple’s iPod Touch, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, according to the Samsung Hub blog.

The Galaxy Player is a portable music player based on Samsung’s successful Galaxy S smart phone and is essentially a Galaxy S sans any cellular-phone calling capability -- as Apple’s iPod Touch is to the iPhone.


Samsung Hub, a blog unaffiliated with the tech giant, also reported that the Galaxy Player will be 9.9 mm thick and run Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo operating system.

Froyo is the same version of Android found on both the Galaxy S and the company’s Galaxy Tab, which competes with Apple’s iPad.

The Galaxy Player will run off a 1GHz CPU and sport a 4-inch LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800-by-480 pixels, Samsung Hub said.

The device won’t utilize a cellular connection, instead relying on Wi-Fi to download e-mails, apps, games, music and movies, the blog said.

Headphones and other peripherals will be able to connect with the Galaxy Player by way of Bluetooth, and photos can be snapped with a 3.2-mega-pixel rear camera, Samsung Hub said.

A front-facing camera for video calling will sit atop the screen as well. The Galaxy Player will be sold with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB flash drives, the blog reported.


No details were offered as to when the Galaxy Players will make their way into stores or how much they’ll cost. Officials at Samsung were unavailable for comment Monday morning.


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