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CES 2009: Samsung P3 - a
touchscreen haptic MP4 player
Posted by Mike Evans on Jan 9, 2009 in CES 2009
Samsung have announced the Samsung P3 at CES 2009, a brand new MP4
player that features a new touchscreen haptic user interface that’s designed to
take on the iPod Touch at its own game.
The iPod Touch made existing MP3 players look as outdated as mobile phones
when the iPhone came out, but this may not be the case much longer. The
Samsung P3 is just one of a new generation of MP3 and MP4 players that offer a
brand new touch-based user interface that brings them far closer to the iPod
Touch than ever before.
Samsung P3 MP4 player in detail
So what does the Samsung P3 offer? Well, obviously an MP3 player, and a nice
set of features for organizing your music. You can access your favourite tunes
instantly, for example, through the use of a Music Hot Touch Key, while the
touchscreen user interface lets you choose tunes by pushing virtual keys and
swiping your finger across the screen. As its a haptic interface, the device
vibrates whenever you push a virtual key, giving you instant feedback of your
The screen itself is a 3″ widescreen 16:9 format, which is useful for watching
videos on, which you can watch in MPEG4, WMV and SVI formats.
The P3 also sports integrated speakers with Samsung’s amusingly-named DNSe
3.0 sound enhancement technology, and comes with storage of up to 32GB.
As you can see form the pictures of the P3, it also offers a variety of other
features, including FM radio, several games, address book, alarm, calculator - in
fact, the types of thing you’d find in a mobile phone.
Indeed, the P3’s user interface is called the EmoTure touch interface, which by
the looks of it, seems very similar to the Samsung Tocco touchscreen mobile
phone. Looking at the P3, then, I can’t help but feel it’s a top-end Samsung
phone that’s had its mobile phone internals ripped out - but then, that’s no bad
The user interface certainly looks good, and the brushed aluminium of the
device’s body makes it exude a cool and stylish look.
No pricing or release date has yet been announced, which is annoying, as the
price will surely dictate how successful the Samsung P3 will be compared to the