A few years ago, when Apple and its iPod hadn't really managed to take as much of the portable music pie as they do today, just about every new portable music player to arrive on the market was sized up against the device developed by the company from Cupertino, many of the respective gadgets being touted as possible “iPod killers”.
However, as we all know only too well, the iPod is still alive and well, at least for the time being, because a nifty little device Samsung
has in store might change all that.
So, as Samsung Hub
informs us (quoting a Korean source), it would seem that Samsung is going to apply the iPod touch treatment to its superb Galaxy S
And if you're wondering what the “iPod touch
treatment” is, the answer is quite simple: we're talking about stripping away the mobile communication capabilities (the GSM/3G connectivity) and leaving in place just the playback and video/photo recording capabilities.
The result is the YP-MB2 portable media player, whose design is quite similar to that of the devices from the Galaxy S family, featuring 1GHz CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3MP camera and more.
Moreover, also similar to its smartphone siblings, the YP-MB2 will run Google's Android OS.
Samsung Hub also has some interesting photos to prove that this thing is quite real, and we can't be happier, since we've been waiting for quite a long time for a portable media player that would finally have what it takes to really take on the iPod. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .