Samsung today (10 October) announced that its Galaxy Wi-Fi multimedia device is now being stocked in store. The five-inch version is available now and the 3.6-inch version will be in the shops from November.
The Galaxy Wi-Fi will be available from retailers including Dixons, Amazon, Littlewoods, HMV and Argos. The 3.6-inch, 8GB device is expected to retail for £149 and the 16GB at £169. It will be available in black and white variants. The 8GB, five-inch version will retail for £199 and the 16GB for £219.
The Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi device offers the entertainment and Wi-Fi capabilities of an Android smartphone, but without the monthly cost commitment, as it has no phone capability. The Galaxy Wi-Fi comes with a camera, music, access to over a 100,000 apps and Samsung's Social Hub.
Samsung UK and Ireland Mobile MD Simon Stanford said: ‘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.’
Featuring a 1GHz OMAP processor and running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the Galaxy Wi-Fi provides an easy to use, versatile interface which supports a wide variety of video and audio formats. ‘SoundAlive’ provides users with the ability to adjust sound levels to fit the song they are listening to or the film they are watching ensuring an amazing audio experience at all times. Using the Wi-Fi connectivity users can chat with friends and family in numerous ways including Google Talk and the Social Hub.
Users can access hundreds of thousands of applications through Google’s Android Market and Samsung Apps. The device’s Wi-Fi connectivity also enables superior content management as well as the sharing of content with other devices. Users can back up songs, videos and other files onto their PC without needing to install a program or even needing to plug the device in, thanks to the Wi-Fi connection.