Samsung launches new portable multimedia device


John Archer

<img src="" align="right">Following is the press release from Samsung on its new portable multimedia device…</P><P>”Samsung Electronics today announced the release of the YP-T8, the latest addition to it’s impressive MP3 product line for 2005. The YP-T8 is a multi-functional and multi-media device which supports video, audio and photo playback and is one-third the size of a conventional portable multi-media players.</P><P>The YP-T8 is a sleek and stylishly designed device with elegantly rounded edges and a large 1.8” colour TFT LCD screen, with a neat and discreet black and silver finish. Weighing only 55 grams, the YP-T8 is full of advanced AV features, sophisticated functionality and an impressive music battery life of 20 hours, charging directly from the PC.</P><P>The unprecedented screen size of the YP-T8 on this size of mp3 player is ideal for viewing photos or viewing MPEG4 videos. Rotating the YP-T8 ninety degrees enables videos to be shown in a wide format, perfect for movies or music videos.</P><P>The YP-T8 allows listeners to have complete access to their music, supporting MP3, WMA, WMA DRM, WAV, OGG and ASF music formats in superb audio quality. The YP-T8’s MP3 Encoding utilizes the line-in socket to enable for the transfer of music from a CD player, Hi-Fi system or MP3 device without the need for a computer.</P><P>The YP-T8 packs in an easy to use and navigate FM radio. FM radio recording to MP3 format at the push of a button or through the built in timer may also be very handy.</p><P>The USB Host feature is another quite unique feature allowing access to compatible USB devices to move or copy files directly to the memory of the YP-T8. Whether it is a MP3 player to move music or camera to move across photos.</P><P>The YP-T8 also boasts 5 built-in full colour video games including darts and hurdles featuring Samsung’s innovative G-Sensor technology, whereby some games are controlled by moving the device itself.</P><P>Additional Information<br>* Built-in Voice Recorder microphone<br>* File encoding rate between 32-192kb/s with auto-sync<br>* Up to 250 songs or approximately 8 hours of video<br>* SRS Wow sound enhancement<br>* Mass storage compliant for drag and drop loading of files<br>* Text viewer<br>* Headphones, Line-in cable, USB host cable, USB cable, protective case, charger and necklace are all provided.</p><P>The YP-T8X (512mb) and YP-T8Z (1Gb) are available now (guide price £149.99 and £179.99 respectively) from John Lewis stores and other good independent retailers.”

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