No, the new Samsung (I take it you are on about the new YP-Z5) will not do on-the-go playlists- so you cannot select a group of various songs to play before you go for a run etc. However, it has a very good shuffle feature- you can shuffle all songs on the player, all songs from an artist, all songs from one album, or all songs from a playlist created by WMP10. If you must have the on-the-go playlist feature, then this isn't the player for you. However, for myself and my wife, it is excellent and we feel this feature is not needed.
I am in the market for a new mp3 player, and I think that the Samsung is the one I want. I think... My only hang-up is that c-net says that you can't make "on the go playlists". I am not really sure what that means, but if it means what I think it does, I can't make a randomly selected playlist whenever I want to.... I must have to either listen to one artist or download it from my computer? That is a big bummer for me b/c I want to set up a new list of songs right before I go for a run. Can I do this with the Samsung? If not, is there any other player I can do that with besides the iPod?