Samsung is really dead serious in spoiling all consumer interests building up in anticipation of the Apple press event on Oct. 5. We all know that Apple is about to make headlines again during the said date with probably announcement of the iOS 5 and iPhone 5. But Samsung is determined to spoil the party as the company just announced the arrival of its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. And if this is not enough, Samsung is also bringing in two of its Android media players as well – the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 will be available for pre-order starting Sept 27 and will ship on Oct 16 for $269 and $369 respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-order now from Best Buy, with shipments to start on October 2. The tablet will cost you $469 for the 16GB model and $569 for the 32GB model. In case you’ve missed earlier news about this tablet, it features an 8.9-inch WXVGA (1280×800) touch screen display, dual-core T250S processors, 6100mAh battery, DLNA compatibility, 3MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera and all the works. It will also be preloaded with SWYPE keyboard app, Polaris Office among other apps under the TouchWIZ UX.
As for the two media players, these were actually released earlier in the U.K and other Asian countries as the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 and Wi-Fi 4.0. If the Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s iPhone 4, well you can consider these two media players as Samsung’s answer to the iPod Touch. In short, you’ll get an Android-powered (2.2) device with music and video player capability, Wi-Fi connectivity and a not so stunning super LCD screen display. Both players are equipped with built-in 8GB storage plus support for external microSD card. I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 for more than a month now and I could say that it’s a pretty good device. Under-powered and yet fully functional.
So, there. Can Samsung spoil the Apple party with these three new devices coming to America?