As expected,  the Wall Street Journal is confirming that Samsung will showcase its Galaxy Player handheld Android device at CES next week. But while Samsung is expected to launch its Android-powered answer to Apple’s iPod touch in Korea in January, it won’t ship in other countries until sometime between April and June.

The Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 is a lot like a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone except that it doesn’t make phone calls and it doesn’t have an AMOLED display, instead using an LCD screen. Word on the street is that the little guy will also have a 3.2 inch display instead of the larger 4 inch screen found on the Galaxy S line of smartphones.

The handheld device is expected to have a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, an 800 x 480 pixel display, front and rear-facing cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. It’s also expected to ship with access to the Android Market. Right now few non-phones have this feature, but that may change by mid-2011 as Google rolls out the next version of Android, which is expected to play well with tablets and other non-phone devices.

via Engadget

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3 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Player set to launch internationally in mid-2011”

  1. I am starting to think that these companies have too much time on their hands. Is there any other device that can come out onto the market that essentially does what already existing products can do? This might work in a few markets but seriously, we need this? Seriously. Your smartphone or netbook or ereader isn’t sufficient. I’m just finding way too many announcements on bizarre crossover devices.

  2. Can they get Microsoft to open up Zune for management of the device. It is obvious with Palm’s woes that Apple will not allow iTunes access.

  3. Yeah,

    But will it have a microSD or SD slot. Having expandable storage is a very nice advantage and the top 2 don’t do it. Could be a lucrative selling point.

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