Samsung announced last week they will be launching their Android-powered touchscreen-enabled Galaxy Player at CES 2011 on January 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, Amazon UK has started to accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Player starting on January 3.
Only the white model of the Samsung Galaxy Player is on pre-sale at Amazon UK. Price-wise, the 8GB model is retailing for £149.99 ($233) and the 16GB £179.99 (around US$279). You can check it out here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-8GB-Galaxy-Player-White/dp/tech-data/B004EHYTSE/ref=de_a_smtd
The Samsung Galaxy Player seeks to compete with the popular iPod Touch media player and Microsoft Zune HD. Samsung hopes to replicate its success with the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones with this new media player.
Features and specs leaked so far showed that the Galaxy Player sports a 3.2-inch capacitive multi touch screen and will allegedly run on Google’s Android OS 2.2 Froyo. It will support all major media file formats including AAC, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, AMR, MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, and even Xvid!
It is not clear if the Samsung Galaxy Player will be compatible with the Android Market. But we can safely presume it will run most Android apps. Let’s just wait for the official unveiling this week.