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Samsung T9B Ties Into You Mobile Phone

samsung t9b Samsung T9B Ties Into You Mobile Phone

We were reporting a while back about the T9 Bluetooth player, but when it hit the shores of the US, Samsung had stripped the Bluetooth. Now the Bluetooth T9, appropriately dubbed T9B, will indeed be hitting the US come March and will retail for $159 for the 2GB and $209 for the 4GB. Both are about a $30 premium over the Bluetoothless T9s.

The T9B has more functionality than simply sending audio to Bluetooth headphones and speakers. The player will tie into any Bluetooth mobile phone. It works like this. Your phone is in your pocket and it rings. You look at your T9B to see who is calling. Pressing a button on the T9B picks up the call and pauses your tunes. With your phone still in your pocket, you speak to the T9B and hear out of the headphones, Bluetooth or otherwise. The microphone is sensitive enough to sit on the table so you don’t have to hold it up to your mouth and look like a fool talking to an MP3 player.

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Samsung Bumps YP-T9(B) to 8GB

8GB samsung t9 Samsung Bumps YP T9(B) to 8GB

What digital audio player these days isn’t available in an 8GB model?

If you asked us yesterday, we would’ve said that Samsung’s YP-T9 and T9B are one of the only major hitters not playing in the big boys’ park with the Creative Zen V Plus, Apple iPod Nano, and SanDisk Sansa e280. Ask us the same question today, however, and we’d say that the park is about to get a bit more crowded.

Unfortunately, it seems that only the Bluetooth-toting T9B will get to play. Information is a bit sketchy, but it looks like the Bluetooth-less T9 (the one available in the U.S.) may be keeping the benches warm with all the other devices that max out at 4GB.