Samsung will roll out six new models in the MP3 music player market in the second half of 2005 and plans up to 10 more next year in a bid to catch up with leader Apple Computer. The thumb- to pocket-sized gadgets of both Samsung and Apple also face growing competition from mobile phone makers who are adding MP3 music functions to high-end models. Samsung will have a total of 12 new MP3 models this year and plan to introduce 5- to -7 flash type models and some two hard disk drive models in 2006. Upcoming music players from Samsung will have high-capacity storage to download more music and films, and allow users to play games or take digital photographs while listening to music.

Samsung will roll out six new models in the MP3 music player market in the second half of 2005 and plans up to 10 more next year in a bid to catch up with leader Apple Computer. The thumb- to pocket-sized gadgets of both Samsung and Apple also face growing competition from mobile phone makers who are adding MP3 music functions to high-end models. Samsung will have a total of 12 new MP3 models this year and plan to introduce 5- to -7 flash type models and some two hard disk drive models in 2006. Upcoming music players from Samsung will have high-capacity storage to download more music and films, and allow users to play games or take digital photographs while listening to music.