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Samsung’s iPod Competition

It has been announced that Samsung will be revealing their own mp3 player based on their Galaxy S phones in order to compete with Apple’s iPod touch at CES next week. The mp3 player looks very similar to the Galaxy S phone but of course will not actually have the phone capabilities. However, it will be running on Android 2.2.

Not much is known about the device yet but reports say that it will be 9.9mm wide with a 4 inch LCD touch screen display.  Besides running on Android 2.2, the device will have a 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD video playback.  It of course will have         Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS capabilities and an expandable MicroSD card slot.  And like all Android devices, you will be able to purchase and download apps from the market.

So not much is know yet, but from what is, it looks to be a great competitor to the iPod Touch and the Zune HD.  In my mind, it looks like Samsung is catching on to Apple’s selling techniques with a competitor to the iPhone, iPad, and now iPod.  What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

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Limited Droid R2-D2 Special Edition!

For a limited time in selected stores, a special version of the Motorola Droid 2 will be available for the public.  The limited edition will be based on the robot from star wars (R2-D2).

The R2-D2 phone will include the slide out QWERTY keyboard that everyone loves along with the great 3.5mm headphone jack to make your music playing that much easier. It will include a 3.7 inch touch screen display with a 854 x 480 screen resolution and the phone itself will weigh around 6 ounces. Besides that, the phone will come with a 8GB micro SD card as well as 8GB of internal storage.

Besides all of that, the R2-D2 will have a 5 megapixel camera and will be able to shoot video in 720p HD. Furthermore, the phone will run on Android 2.2 and a 1GHz processor.

The design of the phone looks great to me but there isn’t much different than the regular Droid 2.  If interested, go pick one up while you can!

Motorola launches its newest phone this winter

Earlier this year, Motorola announced their new phone, the Motorola Defy.  They recently announced that it will be released to the public this winter for T-Mobile users.

The main appearence of the phone is the shell-like structure built on it in order to make it “life proof”.  Motorola says that it can resist impact, waterproof, and dust proof.  This is the first phone that will actually be able to resist water.  Motorola also stated that you would be able to take the phone in the shower and it would not be affected at all.  If this is all true, the phone will be a great option to those people who are clumbsy or just not careful with their cell phones.

The phone itself has a 3.7 inch touch screen with 480×854 resolution.  It also includes a 5 megapixel camera along with flash on the back of the phone. The Defy also includes a QWERTY touch screen keyboard that many reviewers have said it to be fast and accurate. Also, the new form of typing, swype, will be installed on the phone for all of you who like to text or type faster.

On the down side, the Defy still runs on the outdated Android 2.1 software and has only a 800MHz processor compared to most other smartphones that run on Android 2.2 and 1GHz processor.  It doesn’t support 3G networking yet but that is likely to change not too long after it is released this winter.  On the bright side, the Defy is one of the few smart phones that can run Adobe Flash 10.1 so you can fully enjoy the features of the internet right on your phone.

I think this phone will be a great addition to the smartphone “family”.  Besides being able to run Adobe flash and having a 5 megapixel camera, the fact that the phone is waterproof is just amazing.

What are you thoughts?