Rumor: Samsung’s YP-MB2 to be Called Galaxy Touch

Earlier this month we reported that Samsung appeared to be working on a portable media player running Android.  Assumed to be part of their Yepp brand of players, the device features a 4-inch AMOLED screen and the  TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.  Today we’re hearing that the media player will actually bear the moniker of Galaxy Touch when it arrives.  It’s being reported (translated) that this guy will be everything the Galaxy S is except for that whole making calls part.  Rumors have this landing in August with a price tag of around 400,000 won ($330 US).

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18 Comments

  1. @scottyabrown
    June 17, 14:55 Reply

    Way too high of a price point. Make it $199 and maybe it'll sell. It needs to have more features and a lower price than an iPod or people will just go buy one of those.

    • Rich
      June 17, 14:59 Reply

      The price tag is actually not high at all without a contract.

      • Toro
        June 17, 15:04 Reply

        It's not a phone, this price IS high.

          • @scottyabrown
            June 17, 18:54

            Again, it's not a phone. It's a media player. People buy phones because of those specs you're listing, not media players.

          • Rich
            June 17, 20:23

            I can see tons of people buying this if they put a 3g radio in it along with a specialized web plan by carriers.

            As your article describes the device to be a high end android experience. Now, this would be a great market for people interested in an high-end mobile android platform who are not interested in making calls/texts or long-term contract commitment and just want the android experience. However, it could easily become capable of making calls/texts with a few applications and internet. I just hope they do not kill the capabilities of what Android does and allows.

          • Toro
            June 17, 21:43

            Waste of money, Rich. Sorry.

          • @scyoon1014
            June 18, 21:12

            The iTouch is 449,000 won in South Korea (32 GB).. companies tend to prcies stuff more expensive there.

          • mutiara
            June 26, 16:17

            ah man the price just to high for its quality..

  2. Philip
    July 21, 03:16 Reply

    In Korea, that model will be released to the Market late July or early August.

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