Top 5 Alternatives to iPod Touch

Every time Apple brings some extra-ordinary product in the market – it gets popular right away. Whether it’s iPod Touch, iPhone or the iPad, other manufacturers also launc me-too products soon thereafter. Today word iPod is a ruler in this world of PMP’s (Portable Media Players). But the fact is, not everyone is able to buy iPod Touch – maybe due to availability issues or pricing. So for those who love the bling of iPod Touch and want similar other product in low range here are some alternatives for them.

1. Samsung Galaxy Player

Samsung is doing exactly what Apple does by bringing Galaxy S as competitor for iPhone 4, Galaxy Tab as competitor for iPad and now Galaxy Player as competitor for iPod Touch 4G.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4 sports same as Samsung Galaxy S phone, except the calling facility same as that of iPod Touch 4G to iPhone 4. The specifications are really close to iPod Touch 4 and in some cases better than it, have quick look on specs,

  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Rear camera (3.2mp) front camera (VGA)
  • Available in 8GB and 16GB versions
  • microSD card slot, expandable upto 32GB
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • 4inch WVGA Screen
  • DivX, Xvid, WMV, MPEG4, and H.264
  • MP3, WMA, AAC,Ogg, Flac

2. Microsoft Zune HD

Sweet 3.3inch buddy successor to the Zune, brings all new features on a OLED display with Gorgeous Metro user interface. Not as powerful to the current generation PMP’s but still worth its price.

  • Nvidia Tegra APX2600 processor
  • Microsoft CE 6.0
  • No camera
  • Available in 16GB and 32GB and 64GB versions
  • No microSD card installation slot
  • WiFi only
  • 3.3inch OLED Screen
  • WMV, MP4, M4V, MPEG4, H.264
  • WMA, MP4, M4A, M4B, MP3

3. Philips GoGear Connect

From the makers of consumer electronics Philips brought all new Philips GoGear Connect a PMP that runs on Android OS last year.

  • Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • Camera specs unknown
  • Available in 16GB version
  • microSD card slot, expandable upto 32GB
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS
  • 3.2inch TFT Screen
  • WMV, MP4, AVI, MPEG4, H.264
  • MP3, WMA, AAC,Ogg, Flac

4. Sony Walkman X Series

Announced at CES 2009, Sony Walkman X series PMP’s are one of the best touch screen PMP’s I’ve seen. With sleek look and unique design its perfect for all those audiophiles who want better show off than iPod Touch.

  • Windows Media Player 11 software
  • No Camera
  • Available in 16GB and 32GB version
  • No microSD card installation slot
  • WiFi only
  • 3.0inch OLED Screen
  • AVC, H.264, MPEG-4, WMA, M4V
  • MP3, WMA, MP4, M4A, 3GP, WAV

5. Cowon S9

Released in 2009, Cowon S9 is the first touch screen PMP of 2009. Sexy looking, light weight and with mind blowing user interface Cowon S9 is surely iPod Touch (2G) killer. In the race to buy a better solution I’ll always suggest Cowon S9.

  • 500MHz CPU
  • Proprietary OS
  • No Camera
  • Available in 16GB and 32GB version
  • No microSD card installation slot
  • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
  •  3.3inch AMOLED screen
  • H.264 MPEG-4 WMV

Do I missed any? If you know any other best alternative, do share with us!

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