The summer season is officially upon us. Why not celebrate by treating yourself to a new toy? How about the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0? The 4-inch model of the new Android 2.2 Froyo media player briefly appeared on Amazon this morning for $229, only to disappear from the site a short time later. It’s not clear whether the lucky few who managed to place a pre-order will actually receive a shiny new Galaxy Player in the mail in the next few weeks, or whether Amazon will start issuing refunds and say “oops!”
But wait, all hope is not lost! GizmoDigit did a little sleuthing and found the 4-inch Player online at Best Buy for the same price point. And it gets better, Best Buy’s estimated arrival time is 05/31 to 06/07/2011. You could conceivably have a Galaxy Player in your hot little hands within two-weeks.The 5-inch model is shown at a price of $269.99, but it’s not yet available. Take a look at the cache version of the page: Samsung – Galaxy 8GB* MP3 Player – White At Best Buy
Samsung debuted the Galaxy Player last spring at the Mobile World Congress. The lightweight device does everything its Galaxy S phone cousin does, except make actual calls. The personal media player comes equipped with a VGA front camera, enabling video chats via Skype or Qik. You can connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi, without having to pay a hefty monthly data plan. The mini media tablet also provides support for Adobe Flash 10.1, making it even more desirable. You can play games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, use social media and download and read e-books. Samsung’s answer to the iPod touch is a perfect device to take along to the beach.
Check out some of the specs below:
* 8GB internal flash memory
* Android 2.2 Froyo. Upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
* Supported formats, include MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, Ogg and FLAC.
* 4″ LCD touch scree
* Built-in FM radio
* Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g/n) BT 3.0 micro SD, up to 32 GB
* 3.2MP rear camera and VGA front camera.
* High-speed USB 2.0 interface
* Qik and Skype
* Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: up to 36 hours of playback.
Tim Baxter, president of Samsung’s Consumer Business Division hailed the Galaxy Player last spring, as the logical expansion of the company’s Galaxy series. “Our Galaxy Family – including Galaxy S mobile phones and Galaxy Tab – has been a success because we give people what they truly wish for – access to thousands of Android Apps coupled with Samsung’s sleek design,” said Baxter.
Will you be scooping up a Galaxy Player, or are you content with the iPod? Let’s us know what you think!