Samsung launches new multimedia ‘beat’ playerHere you are the R1, the latest DAP from Samsung. With just a 50g total weight, a 8,9mm thickness our little R1 is a fully capable little PMP. Thanks to its 2.6” touch screen you will be able to use Samsung TouchWize UI and easily access to your media. The R1 is also, according to Samsung, the World first DivX certified MP3 player, and also offers to its owners the joice of Drag & Drop in order to move data from your PC to your 8 or 16GB DAP as painlessly as possible.
Seoul August 31, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the launch of new portable multimedia player – the R1. The Samsung beat player R1 is the slimmest and lightest multimedia player compatible with DivX, enabling users to play content without the need to convert files.
The Samsung R1’s mere 8.9mm thickness and 50g weight is slight enough to enable users to put the device in their wallets, without compromising on user-friendliness, durability and performance. It is also the world’s first DivX-certificated MP3 player with a dynamic, 2.6-inch touch screen.
The R1 incorporates the TouchWiz user interface, the popular UI from Samsung full touch screen mobiles. Easy “Drag and Drop” operations give users the freedom to enjoy audio/video libraries anywhere, anytime. Samsung’s DNSe 3.0 (Digital Natural Sound Engine) also ensures the highest possible sound quality.
Samsung’s new multimedia player also comes with a “Beat DJ” feature, which allows users to add their own voice and sound effects to their favorite songs. With this unique application, users can also ‘scratch’ records on the super-clear 2.6” display to create personalized music.
“Samsung’s R1 beat player provides a rich multimedia experience for users who prefer a small form factor but don’t want to sacrifice quality,” said Joo Ho Song, Vice President, Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is committed to launching additional multimedia players with advanced features and designs.”
The R1 will be available with a choice of 8GB or 16GB of memory. The player will be showcased at the IFA trade show in Berlin from September 4thto 9th. The R1 will be available in Europe in September, with other markets including Russia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan to follow.
September 1, 2009
Samsung launches new multimedia ‘beat’ player