Samsung YP-T9 details surface

Samsung YP-T9 details surface

OK, so maybe the details about Samsung's sleek T9 MP3 player were already available to our Asian counterparts, but I waited patiently to get the official product fact sheet from my U.S. contact so that I'd have accurate info for a stateside version of the device. Good thing that I did, too, because as it turns out the T9 that'll go on sale in the United States doesn't have the most touted feature: built-in Bluetooth capability. (Someone remind me again why Asia gets all the cool stuff?) Well, maybe I'm more than a touch disappointed, but the T9 still looks like a promising device. The slick black player features a cell phone-like design, much like its predecessor, the YP-D1 , but it's slimmer and sleeker, measuring 1.7 by 3.3 by 0.4 inches. I'm also liking the player's graphical navigation icons (as with the K5) and adjustable menu colors--you can select from blue, green, purple, pink, and orange. What can I say? I'm a sucker for colorful lights.
As for the rest, here 'tis:

  • Flash MP3 multimedia player
  • Plays MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM 10
  • Plays video (MPEG-4)
  • JPEG photo slide shows with zoom features
  • 1.8-inch TFT LCD color screen
  • 2GB and 4GB available
  • Subscription service compatible (Janus DRM)
  • DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)
  • Digital clock
  • FM tuner and recorder (variable MP3 bit rate)
  • Voice recorder (variable MP3 bit rate)
  • Built-in li-poly rechargeable battery: audio playback time--up to 30 hours; video playback time--up to 6 hours
  • Text viewer, file browser
  • Plays Macromedia Flash games
  • Dynamic Macromedia user interface
  • Easy five-button front control
  • Shows album art, visualizers, screensavers, and custom wallpaper
  • Firmware upgradable
  • Supports playlists, delete from device, on-the-go (favorites) playlist
Read the full CNET Review

Samsung YP-T9 (4GB, black)

The Bottom Line: Despite a few minor issues, the stylish Samsung YP-T9 is a no-brainer: it's easy to use, packed with features, and sounds fantastic. What more could you ask for? / Read full review

About the author

    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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