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Samsung To Launch Galaxy WiFi With 5-inch Display

Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching a Galaxy Wi-Fi portable media player with a 5-inch display. Back in September, it announced a 3.6-inch model at the German IFA conference in Berlin and the device, which has yet to be shipped, is set to compete with the Apple iPod Touch range.

Simon Stanford, the MD of Mobile for the company, said in a press statement: "With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone".

Both the big and small Galaxy Wi-fi will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, come with a 1GHz SoC (of unknown stock), have either 8GB or 16GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0.

The bigger Galaxy Wi-Fi will have a 2500mAh battery and a 3.2-megapixel camera compared to a 1500mAh one and a two-megapixel camera for its smaller sibling. The five-inch model - which should have the same WVGA screen - will cost £199 and £219 respectively.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.