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Samsung intros Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Cam

Samsung intros Wi-Fi-only

Perhaps realizing not everyone wants to pay a monthly data fee for a point-and-shoot camera, Samsung announced today a Wi-Fi-only version of its Galaxy Camera.

Or, maybe this was the plan all along, since Samsung did announce a full lineup of Wi-Fi Smart cameras at CES 2013, including a junior version of the Galaxy, the WB250F.

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Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Cam

Everything remains intact from the AT&T and Verizon versions of the camera including the 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, 21x, f2.8-5.9, 23-483mm lens, and great 4.8-inch HD touch screen — all powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. However, without the 3G/4G connection and required data plan, it should at least be less expensive.

And, because it is running on Android, you get full access to Google Play and its world of apps, letting you do more with the device than take photos and videos.

No price or availability was announced, but seeing as how the AT&T version is $499 and Verizon is $549, it’s safe to say it will be less.

 

[source:cnet]

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