Today is Android Day at Woot! it seems. The main Woot! deal is the Samsung Galaxy S 8GB WiFi for $169.99 + $5 S&H. Note that this is not a phone. Yes, there is a line of Galaxy S phones, but this is to those what the iPod Touch is to the iPhone. This is a non-phone 5″ tablet running Android 2.2, designed to be a pocketable media player. It has all of the standard Android features, and supports a number of file formats and codecs:
Audio Codec: AAC LC (8 ~ 48KHz, Up to 128Kbps), AAC+ (8 ~ 48KHz, Up to 128Kbps), eAAC+ (8 ~ 48KHz, Up to 64Kbps)) MP3, AAC, AC3 MPEG 1 / 2 / 2.5 Layer3 (8 ~ 48KHz, Up to 320Kbps), WAV (8 ~ 48KHz), WMA9 Std. (8 ~ 48KHz, Up to 320Kbps)
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264: 720p (1280 x 720)
Image File: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Document File: Word, Excel, Power Point, PDF
Video File: 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, WMV
It has 8GB of on-board storage and accepts a microSD card for up to 32GB of additional storage – unlike an iPod Touch. Also unlike an iPod Touch, it has a built in FM tuner. The WiFi is 802.11b/g/n for high speeds. The 5″ screen is WVGA 800×480, and it has a front facing VGA camera and rear facing 3.2MP camera with auto-focus and flash.
An 8GB iPod Touch is $204.99 at Amazon, if you’ve been thinking of getting one you might consider saving $35 and getting this instead, and putting the savings toward a microSD card to have more storage for your music. And you get an FM tuner in the bargain. You also get up to 60 hours of music playback or 8 hours of video playback on a single charge, better than the iPod Touch’s 40 hours of music and 7 hours of video. Oh yeah, and it’ll run Flash too if you want.
UPDATE 9/28/2011: Well, now we know how much of a deal this was – and the answer is $100 savings. Amazon is now listing both the Samsung Galaxy 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy 5.0 for pre-order, shipping October 16, 2011. Pricing is $229.99 and $269.99, respectively.