Many companies are moving out of the way from the iPod tidal wave, but Samsung isn’t one of them. Their new YP-T55 Flash Player has been rumored for a while, and has finally materialized. The biggest thing it has going for it is the size. Not that I wear lipstick, but this thing is about the size of a tube of lipstick.
It has a three line monochrome display that shows you the details of what you are listening to. It plays MP3, OGG, WMA and ASF formats. It has an FM tuner, DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) 3D audio processing and Lyric Station support. Perhaps most interestingly, it offers 18 hours of life from just one AAA battery. That’s better than the 45 minutes my last Samsung player got.
Those are the good parts. The disappointing detail is the memory. It comes in three sizes, but the biggest is just 1GB. Sure, it’s a different product with a different target, but come on, can’t you do better than 1GB. For now, though, it doesn’t matter unless you live in Korea, because that’s the only place it is available. The 1GB model will cost about $185 USD.