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[ENG] Samsung said to be bringing a 4-inch Galaxy Player to CES 2011

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Samsung Hub is reporting this morning that Samsung intends to introduce a new Galaxy Player to the tech gathering known as CES early next month. We've not been able to track down Samsung's official word on the matter, but the Hub's information details a 4-inch Super Clear LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution, Android 2.2 as the operating system (replete with Sammy's own TouchWiz layer, by the look of that screenshot above), a 1GHz CPU, 3.2 megapixel imager on the back plus a front-facing camera, and a 1200mAh battery.
Here's another market Apple has dominated with virtually no real competition.
 
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Camera's already outdated and it hasn't even released.
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Camera's already outdated and it hasn't even released.
I'd hardly call it "outdated." I'd be more concerned with the OS version personally.
 
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5.0mp seems to be the norm with newly released phones. And of course there's ones with even more. I do use my cell phone camera a lot, since I don't carry a normal camera.
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If it's being released in 2011 and has any shot at being competitive it needs:

1. Android 2.3
2. Upgradeability to Honeycomb
3. Wifi Calling (I know it'll never happen, but still, one can dream lol)
4.Better battery life than current gen iPod Touch
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Here's another market Apple has dominated with virtually no real competition.
This is an iPod Touch competitor... What do you call things like the Zune HD, Sony X-series, or the Wi-Fi enabled Archos and Cowon players? That sure sounds like competition to me. However, this will be able to 1-up the pitiful camera of the new iPod.

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Camera's already outdated and it hasn't even released.
The cameras on the iPod Touch aren't even 1 megapixel. Considering that's the competition, this is hardly outdated. Besides, people who actually care about cell phone cameras won't care if it's another crappy camera--even a $100 point and shoot will destroy cell phone cameras.

EDIT: OP, where's the source?
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This is an iPod Touch competitor... What do you call things like the Zune HD, Sony X-series, or the Wi-Fi enabled Archos and Cowon players? That sure sounds like competition to me. However, this will be able to 1-up the pitiful camera of the new iPod.
To be fair, unfortunately the Zune HD isn't much competition to the iPods, even though I love my Zune. There is just no marketing for it and the majority have already purchased an iPod, a shame really since I think Zune Pass dominates what iTunes has to offer. I think an Andriod device stands a better chance at taking people away from an iPod though because people are falling in love with their Andriod phones so now they will question whether to upgrade again to another iPod or get a new Andriod media player.
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To be fair, unfortunately the Zune HD isn't much competition to the iPods, even though I love my Zune. There is just no marketing for it and the majority have already purchased an iPod, a shame really since I think Zune Pass dominates what iTunes has to offer. I think an Andriod device stands a better chance at taking people away from an iPod though because people are falling in love with their Andriod phones so now they will question whether to upgrade again to another iPod or get a new Andriod media player.
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This looks almost identical to the iPhone 3GS barring the two bottom buttons lol
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5.0mp seems to be the norm with newly released phones. And of course there's ones with even more. I do use my cell phone camera a lot, since I don't carry a normal camera.
Adding more megapixels doesn't make it better.
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