Samsung didn’t make it a focal point, but they announced the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 which is essentially a portable media player sporting Android. It will mainly serve as an affordable device for music and videos, but the Galaxy Player 50 also sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, access to Android Market, 8GB or 16GB of memory, andexpandable MicroSD up to 32GB.
The Galaxy Player 50 will cost £149, which is about $230 in USD, and without the need for a mobile contract that’s a pretty decent pricepoint for a multimedia Android device with no strings attached. There aren’t many options like it around, but there is probably a reason for that as Apple dominates the PMP market and most competitors simply admit defeat. I, however, am happy to see Samsung use Android to compete.
We’ll try and get ahold of this from Samsung on the show floor tomorrow!