Samsung said to be prepping iPod Touch rival

Samsung reportedly plans to unveil at CES the Galaxy Player, a 4-inch device that gives consumers an iPod Touch-like experience with Android.

Samsung is planning to unveil an iPod Touch competitor at CES, a new report claims.

According to Samsung Hub blog, a device called the Galaxy Player will be unveiled next month, featuring a 4-inch LCD display, 1GHz processor, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The device will boast Android 2.2 and feature 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions, claims the blog--which is not affiliated with Samsung in any way. In addition, the device will reportedly come with a front-facing camera for video conferencing.

In the same vein as the iPod Touch in relation to iPhone, the Galaxy Player will offer many of the features consumers find in Galaxy S smartphones, but lack the ability to place calls using a respective carrier's network.

Samsung did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Samsung undoubtedly hopes to build upon the success of its Galaxy S smartphones with the Galaxy Player. The company announced earlier this month that it shipped 3 million Galaxy S handsets just three months after hitting the 1-million-unit-sales mark. The company has also shipped more than 1 million Galaxy Tab tablets.

Be sure to follow our CES coverage to find out more about the Galaxy Player and all else that happens at the show as it happens.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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