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Samsung Galaxy S WiFI 4.0 and 5.0 take on Apple iPod touch

Samsung launches Android media players with Wi-Fi to compete with Apple iPod touch.

May 2 2011, 2:23am CDT | by

Samsung Galaxy S WiFI 4.0 and 5.0 take on Apple iPod touch
 
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Samsung today announced the select availability of their new Android media players. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 sports a 4-inch screen while the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 offers a large 5-inch display. Both Galaxy S players run on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Features of the Galaxy S players include 1Ghz CPU, HD camera, 8/16GB storage, microSD card slot and GPS.

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFI 4.0 and 5.0 take on Apple iPod touchSamsung Galaxy S WiFI 4.0 and 5.0 take on Apple iPod touchSamsung Galaxy S WiFI 4.0 and 5.0 take on Apple iPod touch

“With the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 we’re delivering a rich, immersive experience for multimedia enthusiasts.” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “A large, high-quality screen, a world of fun and useful applications and great communications services make this a powerhouse device at an affordable price.

The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 will be first available in Russia and will be gradually rolled out in other countries. The GALAXY S WiFi 5.0 will be first available in Switzerland. Samsung did not reveal any specific dates for the roll-out of the Galaxy S players in the United States. There is also no pricing information.

Analysis:
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi devices have all features to effectively compete with the Apple iPod touch. The WiFi 5.0 with its large 5-inch screen is something Apple does not offer. The iPod line is not a growth factor for Apple anymore, which also suggests that Samsung will not sell a ton of these players. If you do not need the iTunes eco-system, the Galaxy S WiFi are worth your consideration if the pricing is competitive with the iPod touch.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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