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Samsung P2: Media Players Expand with Bluetooth

What's next for portable media players? Everyone does FM and voice recording and now video playback. But then there's wireless Bluetooth to play on headsets and even integrate with mobile phones, plus support for the AAC format to open up possibilitites for sharing music with the iPod line.

Samsung is driving these directions with its line of new players -- the (not very helpfully named) YP-P2, T10, and S5.

These all feature Bluetooth connectivity to play wirtelessly to stereo headsets and portable speakers (including the new Samsung YA-BS 300 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker -- coming soon). And, with an upcoming firmware upgrade due in December, they will support paring with mobile phones to answer calls -- no need to get out the phone when you get a call while you're listening to music.

Samsung is promising an aggressive upgrade schedule, adding Bluetooth file transfer and support for AAC audio in December, games and more functionality in January, and more user-derived features in March.

The three media (video) players in the Samsung portable media player line all support Bluetooth, will have 2, 4, or 8 GB of flash memory, and are availalbe in stylish colors:

- Samsung YP-P2: Widesceen / touch screen
    3" widescreen display, 480 x 272, touch-screen for finger taps and gestures
    3 ounces
    4 GB $199, 8 GB $249

- Samsung YP-T10: Slimmer
    2" display, 240 x 320, 1.5 ounces, 4 GB $149

- Samsung YP-S5: Integrated speakers
    1.8" display, 176 x 220, 3 ounces, 4 GB $179
    The integrated 1.5 W stereo speakers slide out and tilt for playback.
    It even can be used as a speaker phone when paired with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

See previous post on the Samsung Music Players.

See the Portable Media Players Gallery for details and comparisons.

    Find the Samsung YP-P2 on Amazon.com

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This entry posted on November 3, 2007.

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