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Sony bringing back Walkman, Android-style

Way before iPods and smartphones were invented Sony hit gold when it released the original Walkman in 1979. Limited to cassette playback, the Walkman let users take their favorite music on the go. And, unless you were brave enough to carry a boombox around town (also referred to as “ghetto blaster”), the Walkman made a perfect companion for music-addicts. Today, in Berlin, Sony revealed an Android-powered Walkman that could give Apple’s iTouch a run for its money. CNET has got the skinny on the “Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player” that is still just prototype. A feature to take note of is the ability to play music from Sony’s cloud-based “Music Unlimited” service — possibly making hard-drive space less relevant in portable devices. Personally, I’m looking forward to the next generation of boomboxes that might house a computer, gaming console, and compact satellite for remote television viewing.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.

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  1. they comin way to late in game peeps already have iphones or samsun androids and others. mybe just keep it music player lower price than itouches.

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