Samsung on Wednesday launched the latest devices to build out its Galaxy brand. The plan: Launch the Galaxy Player, Android-based ultra-mobile devices with 4-inch to 5-inch screens.
See gallery: Samsung 5-inch Galaxy Player
The big question is whether there's a market for the Galaxy Player. Samsung in a statement calls the Galaxy Player as "ideal to enjoy games, music, videos, social media and e-books." The issue is that tablets and smartphones already do that.
According to Samsung, the selling points boil down to this:
- The Player weighs 5 ounces to 7 ounces and can be carried easily in your pocket.
- Wi-Fi and front and rear cameras.
- Flash support and preloaded Skype.
- No data plan.
- Android apps.
- Native support for multiple video and audio.
One big missing element here is price. Assuming the price tag for the Galaxy Player is reasonable (say $250 to $300) would you be a buyer?
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