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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

Samsung YP-T9