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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0Samsung's answer to the iPod Touch offers a bigger screen and all the benefits of Android 2.3 software. But does it offer enough in the face of less expensive Android tablets?
Hey, (??). This is (??) at (Samsung?) Galaxy Player 5.0. Just like Apple's iPod Touch, this is one of those devices that kind of like a Smart phone without the phone. It's running Google's Android 2.3 software and includes all the perks at the official Android market G-mail maps, Google talk, all that stuff. The price is around $269, (??) as well as 250. But that's still a $50 premium over what you pay on an iPod Touch with the same gigabyte storage. Now you are getting a much bigger 5 inch screen compared to that 3.5 inch screen on the iPod Touch. But that said, if you're particular about these kinds of things, the screen resolution on this display is 800 by 480 which is less than the iPod Touch at 960 by 640. We're also giving a much thicker product, the player 5 is close to half an inch thick. Making it bulky than most Smart Phones and much thicker than the iPod Touch. Now that thus leave room for micro SD expansion (??) on the top which accepts up to 3, 2 gigabytes of extra storage. On the bottom, there's a head phone jack and a micro USB port for sinking and charging and on the back you'll find two speaker s and a 3.2 megapixel camera with an (??) flash, don't forget a VGA camera on the front along with your typical back (??) Android navigation down here on the bottom. Now, why would you buy this? I really don't know. I love Android but you can get a decent Android phone on contract for the same money or less (??) music player. You're gonna be disappointed with the sound quality. If you're buying it for kids, there are no parental control on (Hailey?) can find on the iPod Touch. And if you're buying it for video, $199, (??) is gonna give you more screen at a lower price that have the same micro SD memory expansion. Even if (??) drops the place here to $199, I still really feel like there are better products out there for the money. So there you go. That's the (Samsung?) Galaxy Player 5.0 for (??)dotcom on (??).