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CES 2011: Samsung Galaxy Player Hands-On (video)

While the Samsung Galaxy Music Player has been out for some time overseas, it is finally making its way to American shores.

We got a little hands on time with it here at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the player and … well … it’s essentially an iPod Touch running Android 2.2 Froyo, but they did throw in a couple features that could make it a tad more interesting.  The inclusion of GPS would finally allow you to use location based apps so long as you were near Wi-Fi to receive the data component of the apps.  The micro-SD slot is definitely welcome considering Apple’s total reluctance to allow you to load data in any way other than via iTunes.

Beyond those two features, however, there is really nothing that makes it stand out from the rest of the dedicated music player market.  It looks to be a totally acceptable device, however, so if you’re still trying to decide on a device, there is no reason to not give it a look.

Here are the specs if you don’t remember them, and be sure to check out our own Jon Rettinger giving you a hands-on tour above.

Samsung Galaxy Player Tech Specs

  • 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
  • Android OS 2.2 Froyo
  • 4-inch Super-Clear LCD screen
  • 800×480 pixel WVGA resolution
  • 3.2-Megapixel rear facing camera
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi and GPS
  • micro-SD Slot
  • Video Calling
  • 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Models
  • Android Market and Samsung Apps access
  • 1200 mAh Battery

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...