Samsung Galaxy Player: Android's iPod touch

October 20, 2010: 4:13 PM ET

The device will sell without a phone contract (or 3G hardware) in different markets around the world.

As was reported in August, Samsung will be one of the first to release a stand-alone iPod touch-like Android device. The YP-G50 runs on Android 2.1 OS and features 3.2-inch screen, 2MP camera, DLNA, Wi-Fi, 8 or 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, GPS, SoundAlive, DivX support and FM Radio. (I had earlier posted the features of the bigger, but more elusive Samsung YP-MB2.)

I talked to Samsung's CSO Omar Khan last month who said this wouldn't be available in the U.S. until next year.  But according to reports from Samsung Hub, it is already rolling out in France.  Prices weren't yet available.

Third-party importers will likely offer this in the U.S. as soon as stock will let it (at much higher prices).

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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