The Samsung Galaxy Player was one of the best looking Google Android powered portable media players I got a chance to see at CES last month. If you’re looking for a pocketable Android device which can do pretty much everything except make phone calls (and which doesn’t require a monthly phone contract), the little guy fits the bill thanks to its Android 2.2 operating system and full support for the Google Android Market.
But if the Galaxy Player’s 3.2 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display wasn’t doing it for you, it looks like Samsung has another option: The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0. If the Galaxy Player is what you get when you shrink a Galaxy S phone and remove the celullar capabilities, the Galaxy S WiFi is what you get when you make the smartphone larger and remove the cellular data.
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has a 5 inch, 480 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, and runs Google Android 2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz software running on top. It has a 5MP camera and a 2500mAh battery. And like its little cousin, the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 includes access to the Android Market, which is a rarity for Android 2.x devices that can’t make phone calls.