Samsung may be launching its own Android version of Apple’s iPod Touch. The device is rumored to look very similar to the new Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, but lack phone and 3G data capabilities.
Apple’s popular iPhone has a camera-less and 3G-less counterpart, the iPod Touch. This gives customers the option to experience iOS 4 as well as many of the features of the iPhone, without spending an arm and a leg every month for a data plan. At least from the front, the iPod Touch looks very similar to the iPhone. Until now, other companies haven’t released a similar pair of their own.
Veering away from the tablet hysteria, Samsung’s YP-MB2 is rumored to offer the aesthetics and features of the company’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy S.
Rumored specs include:
- 4-inch Super AMOLED display
- 1 GHz processor
- Google Android 2.1
- Digital Compass
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 3-megapixel camera
If this rumor turns out to be true, the Samsung YP-MB2 could give the iPod Touch a real run for its money, even if the iPod Touch is updated. With a larger screen, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3-megapixel camera, Samsung’s device would trump all similar features found on the iPod Touch. That said, the success of Samsung’s device will likely come down to the user interface and apps
The Samsung YP-MB2 is rumored to be priced at $250. Hopefully, we will be hearing more about this device soon.