October 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
A promo video for the Samsung Galaxy Player highlights the device and shows off why someone might want it. As the name implies, it’s basically a Samsung Galaxy S phone without that whole phone calling thing.
The Galaxy Player is an Android 2.1 personal media player available in 8GB or 16GB sizes. It also has a 3.2-inch screen, Android Market access, FM Radio, GPS and Wi-Fi, and DivX and DLNA support. The 2MP camera isn’t much to write about but the rest of the specs are good enough to rival other Android PMP’s like the Archos line of products.
The Galaxy Player is Android’s answer to the iPod Touch, which is the only reason I think this product could work. As much as I think someone should just get a Galaxy S phone, I’m instantly reminded that the iPod touch is a massive seller because not everyone needs a smartphone and it’s a hit among young people. It’s on sale in France for €200 (8GB) or €250 (16GB). If this meets people’s needs for less money and familiarizes the next generation with Android, I’m all for it.