Samsung has now revealed that they are definitely bringing some hot new goodies to CES, 2011. Yours truly is going to get a nice first-hand look at these sweet little music players. I will be live streaming during the event from the Grand Lobby, and plan to grab someone from Samsung so that all of you can see these little babies close-up, as well. The Galaxy Player is based on the success of their Galaxy S phone offering, and is said to come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.
According to early reports, the Android-based music player packs a lot of punch into a slick-looking device. Features purported on board include:
- 1GHz CPU
- 4-inch Super Clear LCD screen supporting up to WVGA resolution (800×480)
- Wi-Fi capabilities
- Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity options
- 3.2 MP rear camera and rear-facing camera for video chatting
- HD video playback
- microSD card slot
Of course, the device will also be able to access the Android Market and the Samsung Apps store – all while hiding away a nifty 1200mAh removable battery.
It’s worth noting that Samsung is on track to sell upwards of 10 million Galaxy S handsets – why wouldn’t a music player with similar specs be able to do the same? Many of you out there have been clamoring for something other than an iPod touch which will have many of the same features – yet stay away from iTunes. Could this Android-based device be what you have been waiting for?