Hands on with Samsung’s P2 Portable Media Payer

dscn3262 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media PayerThis afternoon Samsung held a press conference in honor of the new Samsung P2 portable media player. Available in several colors including white, black and maroon, the new P2 sports a touch sensitive interface which is definately on the way to becoming a new standard. At the conference, Samsung acknowledged the fact that they might not be No. 1 in the Mp3 player market but they believe that there is still plenty of room for innovation. The P2 is undoubtedly going to be compared to the iPod Touch, and while they are pretty similar devices, the P2 surprisingly has a lot to offer that the Touch doesn’t. For starters, aside from Video and Music playback features the P2 also features an FM tuner and recorder and support for WMA and WMA music subscription services like Rhapody and Napster.

dscn3249 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media PayerBluetooth 2.0 is another unique feature in the P2. That means that you can listen to your music wirelessly in stereo. We briefly tried out Samsung’s upcoming bluetooth headset and when connected to the sound was powerful and clear when connected to the P2. But the Bluetooth features don’t end there. An upcoming firmware update coming in December will allow you to connect the P2 to your cell phone, so when a phone call comes in your music will be automatically interrupted. There will also be an eventual update that will allow you to transfer files on and off the device wirelessly via bluetooth. Other cool features of the P2 include the ability to customize the interface, Samsung said that a future update will also enhance the customization features.

The video on the P2 takes advantage of the 3″ widescreen fully at 30fps and looked very sharp in person. Cinema Now’s service is compatible with the device, which is great for picking and choosing your own video content from a library of choices without a headache. Samsung also showed off a slew of upcoming accessories that will be available for the P2. DLo, Belkin and iLuv are just three of the companies that already have plans to have P2 specific accessories, as well as accessories and cases for Samsung’s other current gen MP3 players. A few other features included with the P2 is a full screen alarm clock with a snooze button, the ability to read text files and another future firmware update will bring games to the P2 which take advantage of its interactive touch interface.dscn3244 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payerdscn3246 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payer

Samsung says they also put a lot of effort in to making sure the P2 provides an enhanced listening experience, so much so that even if you plug it into external speakers, the quality should still be good. They also said that support for AAC files is on the way with a future update. Overall, the P2 is looking like serious contender in the digital audio player market. We’ll have a full review of the device shortly.dscn3257 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payerdscn3266 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payerdscn3267 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payerdscn3268 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payerdscn3265 Hands on with Samsungs P2 Portable Media Payer

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  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    I don’t get what’s the big deal with Apple and why their iPod is so popular. Their products have over a billion things wrong with them including the recessed headphone jacks and the ipods being radioactive (it’s a fact!!). I don’t wanna kill myself listening to music. PPL, DONT TURN GAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC! GET THE SAMSUNG P2 over the NANO! there r also other awesome video media players so don’t let the iPod be the first thing to come to ur mind! Oh, and don’t get me started with iTunes.
    Alright, so I got the Samsung YP-P2 and it’s AWESOME! The touchscreen is awesome, the included headphones sounds awesome and they stay in ur ears no matter what. MUSIC really SOUNDS AWESOME! BEYOND WONDER! BETTER THAN STEREO SYSTEMS and im not KIDDING!!!
    THE VIDEO looks AMAZING! It’s on WIDESCREEN and has a great BIG SCREEN. IT REALLY LOOKS GREAT!!!LIKE ON A PLASMA FLAT WIDESCREEN TV!3inches…thats right…it widescreen is 3 INCHES!!Better than the 1.5 or the 2.5 square screens other (iPod..cough)media players have. The pictures look great too with great resolutions. The FM Radio is a really nice feature. Great when u want to listen to something new or just broadcasted music and not ur own playlists. The equalizer (DNsE) is great, ultimate tech ever. There r other great things on this thing such as BLUETOOTH!!!!!and calendar, time, alarm, world time (preseted).
    IM TELLING U GUYS, THE SAMSUNG P2 IS THE BEST MP3/MEDIA PLAYER EVER!!!!

  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    I don’t get what’s the big deal with Apple and why their iPod is so popular. Their products have over a billion things wrong with them including the recessed headphone jacks and the ipods being radioactive (it’s a fact!!). I don’t wanna kill myself listening to music. PPL, DONT TURN GAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC! GET THE SAMSUNG P2 over the NANO! there r also other awesome video media players so don’t let the iPod be the first thing to come to ur mind! Oh, and don’t get me started with iTunes.
    Alright, so I got the Samsung YP-P2 and it’s AWESOME! The touchscreen is awesome, the included headphones sounds awesome and they stay in ur ears no matter what. MUSIC really SOUNDS AWESOME! BEYOND WONDER! BETTER THAN STEREO SYSTEMS and im not KIDDING!!!
    THE VIDEO looks AMAZING! It’s on WIDESCREEN and has a great BIG SCREEN. IT REALLY LOOKS GREAT!!!LIKE ON A PLASMA FLAT WIDESCREEN TV!3inches…thats right…it widescreen is 3 INCHES!!Better than the 1.5 or the 2.5 square screens other (iPod..cough)media players have. The pictures look great too with great resolutions. The FM Radio is a really nice feature. Great when u want to listen to something new or just broadcasted music and not ur own playlists. The equalizer (DNsE) is great, ultimate tech ever. There r other great things on this thing such as BLUETOOTH!!!!!and calendar, time, alarm, world time (preseted).
    IM TELLING U GUYS, THE SAMSUNG P2 IS THE BEST MP3/MEDIA PLAYER EVER!!!!

  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    THERE R SO MANY FEATURES ON THIS THING! BUY IT!!!!

  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    THERE R SO MANY FEATURES ON THIS THING! BUY IT!!!!

  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    IM A GUY BY THE WAY.

  • http://www.sunnyweb.co.nr Sunny

    IM A GUY BY THE WAY.

  • Samantha

    Just bought the player off amazon! I can’t wait for it to arrive… And the new firmware updates are definitely a thing to look forward too. Especially having games with a touch screen, that sounds awesome. And hopefully people will figure out how to enhance the P2′s features and you’ll be able to somehow put 3rd party software on the P2.

    Only cons I can think of so far is that it was a bit expensive for the amount of memory, but cheaper than the IPOD TOUCH (in your face) and that it doesn’t come with an AC home charger. What the heck is up with that?
    On the price though, I think it’s ok to splurge on electronics that are really good quality. As the reviews say that the P2 has excellent sound quality.

    Previous player was a Zen Micro. Started conking out on me. That was also touch controls.

  • Samantha

    Just bought the player off amazon! I can’t wait for it to arrive… And the new firmware updates are definitely a thing to look forward too. Especially having games with a touch screen, that sounds awesome. And hopefully people will figure out how to enhance the P2′s features and you’ll be able to somehow put 3rd party software on the P2.

    Only cons I can think of so far is that it was a bit expensive for the amount of memory, but cheaper than the IPOD TOUCH (in your face) and that it doesn’t come with an AC home charger. What the heck is up with that?
    On the price though, I think it’s ok to splurge on electronics that are really good quality. As the reviews say that the P2 has excellent sound quality.

    Previous player was a Zen Micro. Started conking out on me. That was also touch controls.

  • http://4dthinker.blogspot.com 4DThinker

    I’ve got both the iPod Touch and the P2. Neither came with an AC charger. Both charge easily when plugged into an active USB port. The Touch is larger (good), heavier (bad), has similar screen resolution (480×320) as the P2 (480×272) but not in 16/9 ratio, and spread over a larger area. Both look amazing when playing video. Watch Amazon.com as they put the 8GB P2 on sale frequently. I got mine for under $200. Bluetooth is GREAT. The P2 will allow (at least) two stereo bluetooth headsets at the same time. I bought an insignia bluetooth adapter that turns any ipod speaker dock into a receiver for the P2′s bluetooth. With a Bluetooth transceiver on my PC I can transfer files back and forth between it and the P2.

    The one thing they should try and fix is to allow the FM radio to work with bluetooth headphones. Yes, you’ll need the wired earplugs plugged in to act as an antenna, but doing that doesn’t disable the bluetooth transmission.

    If they come out with the rumored add-on dock that includes wifi (and a browser), FM transmitter, and SD or microSD memory slot this device will be an world beater. Bluetooth is what the iPod Touch should have had all along.

  • http://4dthinker.blogspot.com 4DThinker

    I’ve got both the iPod Touch and the P2. Neither came with an AC charger. Both charge easily when plugged into an active USB port. The Touch is larger (good), heavier (bad), has similar screen resolution (480×320) as the P2 (480×272) but not in 16/9 ratio, and spread over a larger area. Both look amazing when playing video. Watch Amazon.com as they put the 8GB P2 on sale frequently. I got mine for under $200. Bluetooth is GREAT. The P2 will allow (at least) two stereo bluetooth headsets at the same time. I bought an insignia bluetooth adapter that turns any ipod speaker dock into a receiver for the P2′s bluetooth. With a Bluetooth transceiver on my PC I can transfer files back and forth between it and the P2.

    The one thing they should try and fix is to allow the FM radio to work with bluetooth headphones. Yes, you’ll need the wired earplugs plugged in to act as an antenna, but doing that doesn’t disable the bluetooth transmission.

    If they come out with the rumored add-on dock that includes wifi (and a browser), FM transmitter, and SD or microSD memory slot this device will be an world beater. Bluetooth is what the iPod Touch should have had all along.

  • Justin

    what are those wireless blue tooth headphones that are shown in the 2nd pic .. i really like them a lot …. please respond to my e-mail or on here .. thank you

  • Justin

    what are those wireless blue tooth headphones that are shown in the 2nd pic .. i really like them a lot …. please respond to my e-mail or on here .. thank you