Sony unveils new Android-powered Walkman F800 and more

Jul 18, 2012
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Sony has announced a handful of new music players and other audio accessories today including the F800 series Walkman music player with a big touchscreen and Android running the show. The F800 series is powered by Android 4.0 ICS and is Web-enabled. The Android operating system and Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi allows the user to download apps of all sorts.

Sony ships the device with preinstalled apps from e-mail to maps and media offerings. The players can connect to the Internet using Bluetooth as well. The screen is a 3.5-inch multitouch unit, and Sony promises that the devices have plenty of processing power for smooth response. The F800 series has S-Master MX Digital Amplifier technology and an integrated xLoud speaker system. The device comes in 8 GB to 32 GB capacities.

The new F800 is certainly the most interesting of the new products Sony has unveiled. Other music players include the new Walkman S770BT, sporting Bluetooth streaming capability. Sony has also unveiled the E570 series, the E470 series, and an E473K speaker dock. Pricing on the new devices is unknown.


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