CES 2009: Samsung P3 MP3 player

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p3-samsung.jpgSamsung has launched something much less expensive at CES 2009 than everything of theirs mentioned so far. This is their take on the iPod touch known as the P3. See, it’s like mp3 but without the m. Clever, huh? No, not really.

The P3 is 0.39″ thick and comes with a familiar 3-inch WQVGA TFT-LCD touchscreen complete with haptic feedback which works all very nicely in 16:9 widescreen. No word on the exact file types it can handle – probably just about everything you own – but they’ll be coming in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32 GB sizes some time in the first half of the year.

Perhaps the most interesting feature is that it’s Bluetooth enbaled and, should you be popular enough to receive telephone calls, you’ll be able to speak through the P3’s built-in mic while listening on your headphones. Price point will probably be the crucial factor in its success.

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Daniel Sung

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