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Samsung unveils P3 touch-screen MP3 player

Samsung's P3 touch-screen MP3 player makes its debut at CES 2009. The P3 includes a 3-inch WQVGA display, FM radio, Bluetooth, and audio and video playback.The P3 will be available in the first half of 2009 in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32 GB storage capacities.

Samsung spilled the beans on the new P3 MP3 player at the company's CES 2009 press conference. As an update to Samsung's popular P2, the P3 shares many of its predecessor's features, including a 3-inch WQVGA touch screen, DNSe sound enhancement, audio and video playback, photo viewer, FM radio, voice recording, and Bluetooth capabilities such as phone pairing and stereo audio streaming.

Unlike the P2, the Samsung P3 uses a colorful new user interface dubbed "EmoTure" that emphasizes personalization. The body of the P3 is made from die-cast metal, available in black or silver, measuring just 0.39 inch thick. P3 users also get treated to Haptic feedback on the touch screen, offering a little reassuring vibration whenever a menu item is selected.

The P3 will be available in the first half of 2009 in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32 GB storage capacities. No final word on pricing, but current P2 pricing should give an idea of what to expect.