CES: Get ready, Korea...here comes the Galaxy Player

Samsung has announced the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Player, an iPod Touch lookalike that is slated for a Korea-only release.

Samsung Galaxy Player
Samsung

LAS VEGAS--If you're on the market for a replacement for that aging iPod Touch, Samsung's new Galaxy Player probably isn't going to cut it. Not that we think the Android-based device, announced at CES today, is a terrible thing. In fact, it has a lovely-looking 3.2-inch touch screen, a rear- and front-facing cameras, and a retractable antenna for picking up DTV broadcasts. Add to that Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS functionality as well as an SD card expansion slot and easily-removable battery, and this device is actually looking pretty sweet.

Too bad you can't get it unless you live in Korea. Samsung hasn't noted any plans for a U.S. release, although some are reporting that our friends in the U.K. will be lucky enough to be able to snatch one up. But considering the 8GB version costs a whopping 149 GBP (that's about $230), we're not sure they'll want to.

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    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

     

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