Does The iTouch Finally Have Some Competition?
Galaxy and Apple face off once again. This time it is not the tablets. The iTouch has been released for about four years now and it just now got its first competitor. Its the Samsung’s Galaxy Player. It was noted to be up on amazon for pre-order for $229.99.
However, the link that was reported to be on amazon is no longer there , so maybe the product has been taken down. It is probably going to be back up on amazon pretty soon, until then not that many people have been able to get an anxious and long waited glimpse of the the only iTouch competitor.
The Galaxy Player 4 has 4-inch WVGA screen, a 1 Ghz processor, and it runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It has a VGA front facing camera, but you can’t use it on Google Talk Video (which is exclusive to 2.3 Gingerbread).
Samsung recommends you use the Skype apps for video chatting. There’s a 3.2 MP camera on the back for taking pictures.
One thing the Galaxy Player 4 has one up on iPod Touch is that being a purely entertainment-oriented device; it has a larger screen, which gives the Galaxy a point in the small comparison.
When it comes to gaming, it could provide users with a pleasant medium between an iPod Touch and the Sony Xperia Play, which is very focused on gaming but sacrifices portability. We find that our thumbs take up a little too much of the screen on iPhones. Another feature that beats the iPod Touch gaming-wise is its SD card expandibility, although the device already comes with 8 GB built in.
Until the Galaxy Media Player comes out it is hard to say if it is going to be a true competitor of the iPod touch.