Samsung’s Pink Beat R1 Media Player Gets Release Date, Pricing

R1_S_015As much as it seems like portable media players are slowly dying, it’s about time some slick new ones were released. Originally spotted last summer, Samsung has finally announced pricing and availability for their Beat R1 media players. Measuring 8.9mm thick, and weighing just 50 grams, the R1 is smaller than the size of a credit card, yet it packs in a 2.6″ LCD touch screen, a 50 hour battery life of audio, 4 hours for video, an FM radio and recorder, and bluetooth.  The R1 will be available in pink, black, and silver.The player features DivX support for video files, as well as Samsung’s fantastic Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe) 3.0 sound enhancement technology. The player will be available in April, with the R1 retailing for $149.99 (8GB) and $179.99 (16GB).

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