Thursday, 20 December 2007

Samsung P2 MP3 player

The Samsung P2 MP3 player is one of the latest touch screen media players to hit the market. Apple must be starting to get a bit nervous with devices such as the P2 closing in on their iPod touch and iPhone market share.

My first impression of the Samsung P2 is that it looks great. I love the contrast of the bright blue illuminated icons and the black casing. It features a 3-inch wide screen display with a resolution of 480x272 pixels and the icons are clear and intuitive.

Bluetooth 2.0 support provides compatibility with Bluetooth speakers and up to two Bluetooth 2.0 headsets at once (within a 32.8 feet range). A firmware upgrade was provided this month (December 2007) that enables you to direct incoming calls from a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the P2.

The music player supports playback of MP3, WMA and subscription WMA files. The touch screen interface allows fast and intuitive access to songs, genres, albums, artists or playlists.

An FM Radio is supported that scans the entire FM range in less than 60 seconds and supports up to 30 preset stations.

The picture viewer function provides a nice interface that lets you view all of your pictures as thumnails and once you have selected a picture you can flick to the next picture in your collection by simply swiping your finger across the screen. A 4x zoom is also included.

Video playback is supported in MPEG4, SVI or WMV9 formats.

Specifications:
  • Display: TFT - WQVGA at 480x272 pixels
  • Touch screen: Yes
  • Memory capacity: 2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb?
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Bluetooth 2.0 functions: 2 headsets, speakers, incoming calls from Bluetooth phone
  • File formats: MP3, WMA, OGG (UMS only), JPEG, SVI, WMV, TXT
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0, SMS
  • File Management: PC application, PC playlist (SPL, WPL), Mobile Playlist, Library(Artist, Album, Genre, Title DB sorting)
  • Dimensions W,H,D(mm): 133.2 x 143 x 42.9

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