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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 to Battle iPod touch in U.S.

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At last year’s IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung announced a device called the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, a portable music player that uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its operating system. It’s an intriguing device and one that is squarely aimed at Apple’s iPod touch. Well, for those interested in the United States, Samsung has finally confirmed that the device will be headed to the U.S. at some point this year.

Of course, the company declined to give a specific date for the launch so we could be waiting around for months for it to arrive, but, it will arrive nonetheless.

The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 brings some nice things to the table and if Samsung is able to offer it for an affordable price, it could potentially eat into Apple’s iPod touch sales here in the United States.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 Coming to U.S. to Battle iPod touch

It features a 3.65-inch LCD display with 480×320-pixel resolution, a single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a two-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera for video chatting purposes.

It’ll also have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity (duh), microSD card slot, and assuming it comes with the same storage options as it has elsewhere in the world, it’ll arrive with both 8GB and 16GB variants.

An FM radio will be included as well.

Now, Engadget thinks it will be priced between $150-200 and we’re hoping that Samsung brings it for even cheaper than that. The iPod touch starts at $199 and price is definitely going to be where this device fits in.

It also doesn’t help that there’s a large selection of Android smartphones that act as music players.

However, this is certainly an interesting looking entry level device and it could be perfect for kids or those that are unfamiliar with Android.

We’ll let you know when we hear about an official release date.

3 Comments

  1. Newshimmer

    03/17/2012 at 2:51 pm

    It seems there are a significant number of people who are buying the LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile’s) for $99-129 and either not activating it or at least delaying activating it.  At 600mhz, it’s a little slow, but it’s also due for an upgrade.  

  2. Bob

    04/05/2012 at 12:22 pm

    The  Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and Player 5.0 have been available for a while now. 
    http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/mp3-players

  3. Stealthmouse

    04/05/2012 at 5:32 pm

    What’s the point?  It has less memory than most premium Android PDAs, and it’s doubtful it addresses the other (besides memory) glaring shortcoming of the iPod Touch (and all iPods in general):  low bit-rate and sampling levels, thus equaling subpar music playback.  This is especially evident now, as Apple aims to make all iPods into mini-game machines, rather than music players, and as iTunes sells “stealth” DRM music and takes away disk-access control on touch devices.  For those of us who pay for all of our music, that’s not a big deal, but is annoying when you want to move your music inventory around and have to use third-party software to do it efficiently.  But instead, Samsung is making a Happy Meal to compete with Apple’s cheeseburger and a shake.  Yawn.  

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