By Tanya Palta
The sleek iPod has always scored brownie points (in my book) for design and functionality. Looks like now it might have some competition, in the forms of the new Samsung YP-Z5 MP3 player. Who knows, maybe it will be even successful in dethroning the colossal iPod…
The YP-Z5 MP3 player has been designed by Paul Mercer, the very same guy who helped design the original iPod’s interface. Sleek and compact, it may just have the IT factor seen lacking in so many other players.
Samsung claims a whopping 35 hours of battery life, which would be enough even for the most insomniac audiophile on the planet. Other features include 1.8 inch color LCD and user-friendly software applications. It may be available by mid-March and would be priced between $135 and 250.