03. 26. 2005
At CeBit in Hannover, Samsung annouced that the company will release 6 new MP3 players during the first half of 2005. The players are all designated by very hard to remeber and easy to confuse acronyms, YP-F1, YP-T8, YP-D1, YH-J70, YH-J50 and YP-W3 (whose design has been inspired by old pocket watches). Some of the models are not featured on the site yet, but so far the one I like best is the YP-F1.
At first glance the player looks a lot like a cell phone, it is very light and comes with switchable face-covers in six different colors. Some of the players will have a hard disk and some just flash memory. The YP-F1 has a hard-disk which comes in three different sizes: 128MB, 512MB and 1GB; a lot smaller than the new iPod minis, which can store up to 6GB of music. The player supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg formats and has an FM tuner. It connects to your PC via USB, has an alarm clock and from my subjective interpretation of some of the pictures on the product's site, I think that the device can also function as a voice recorder.
I couldn't find any price info, or find out wheather it's already available.