When Samsung’s P2 was announced, there was plenty of buzz over this slick and slim touch-screen player with innovative Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities. Sadly, the ability to answer phone calls through the player- arguably the coolest feature- did not work at press time. Samsung promises a firmware upgrade fix early in 2008.
Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, the flash memory based P2 is a devilishly handsome gadget with a sharp 3-inch screen, FM radio, and the usual quality array of excellent Samsung user controls (like a seven-band EQ). The high-res touch screen looks fantastic, but the iPod touch’s screen is definitely easier to navigate.
File support is so-so. For audio, you get MP3, OGG, and WMA (with AAC support to come); MPEG-4 and WMV for video (though you get conversion software on the included CD) and JPEG for photos, Album art, photos, and video clips look fantastic on the horizontal 16:9 screen.
The P2 is a less-expensive yet elegant alternative to the iPod touch, but I’d hold off on buying one until those firmware upgrades unlock the Bluetooth capabilities.Samsung P2 Short ReviewPrice range: 4GB, $200 list; 8GB, $250Check This Out:Zune 80GB and Zune 8GB Review: Microsoft Master Digital MusicCowon iAudio 7 Reviews: Bigger Capacities, Longer Battery TimeCreative Zen: More Flash for Less Cash
Emërtimet: MP3 player