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New Sony Walkman doesn’t look like a Walkman

New Sony Walkman doesn’t look like a Walkman

It seems that Sony adopted a few ideas from other music devices when creating the W-series Walkman.  The "all-in-one" concept likely came from those big, bulky FM radio headsets, and the "no display" idea probably came from the iPod Shuffle.

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Sony to debut AMOLED Touchscreen Walkman, says Sony Insider

The Walkman was a household name back in the good old days; I got my share of Walkman in tape, optical disk but somehow never longed for an MP3 version. I wonder it has anything to do with the iPod? Nearly 30 years of carrying the brand “Walkman”, Sony preps to launch its most advanced and feature-rich Walkman Music player ever at the coming CES 2009.

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KDDI Sony Ericsson Xmini Walkman phone

KDDI Sony Ericsson Xmini Walkman phone

Japanese carrier KDDI have announced a tiny new Walkman phone by Sony Ericsson.  The Xmini slider measures just 44 x 75 x 18mm, and has a touch-sensitive control surface that lights up with music transport buttons when the phone is closed. 

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Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone & MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker

Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone & MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker

Sony Ericsson have announced its new W705 Walkman phone, together with the MBS-900 Bluetooth 2.1 speaker.  The W705 is a UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 slider with DLNA-compliant WiFi, shake control, a 2.4-inch display and a 3.2-megapixel camera.  It comes complete with a 4GB memory card, supports SE's Clear Bass and Clear Stereo audio DSP systems, and has Bluetooth to stream music either to headphones or to the MBS-900.

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Sony B-Series Walkman is true ‘plug and play’

Sony B-Series Walkman is true ‘plug and play’

We see tons of MP3 players here on SlashGear, but you've got to give credit to the Sony Walkman. They've been in the game for a long time and continually update their products for the times. And while the Sony B-Series Walkman isn't the best PMP on the market, it's noteworthy.

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Sony S-Series Walkman PMPs at IFA 2008

Sony has announced a new S-series of Walkman PMPs at IFA 2008, initially consisting of the NWZ-S730F and NWZ-S630F.  7mm thick and with 2-inch, QVGA displays capable of playing 30fps video, the PMPs can be used in landscape or portrait orientation.

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Sony Ericsson launch W902, W595 & W302 Walkman phones plus accessories

Sony Ericsson has launched a trio of new Walkman phones, the W302, W595 and W902.  Each focuses on music, although in the case of the W902 there’s also a very respectable 5-megapixel camera, 2.2-inch QVGA display and built-in stereo speakers.  An included 8GB Memory Stick Micro M2 card has space for over 8,000 songs.

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Sony NWZ-A828K Bluetooth Walkman reviewed: slimly superb

Ubiquitous wireless headphones are perhaps the no-brainer Next Big Thing in the portable media market, waiting only on battery life that can keep up.  Last year we reviewed one of the first PMPs to feature the Bluetooth A2DP profile, Samsung’s YP-T9, and now Gear Diary’s Doug has been spending some time with Sony’s long-coming retort, the NWZ-A828K Walkman.  Announced back in February as part of the company’s new PMP lineup, the headline feature might be wireless but the 2.4-inch display and 3/8ths of an inch thickness don’t hurt either.

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Sony NWD-E020F Walkman PMPs with swappable color panels

Sony has unveiled its latest entry-level Walkman PMPs, and if the battle with Apple’s Shuffle was based on color options then Sony would be ahead of the game.  The NWD-E020F-series will be available in 1GB and 2GB capacities and feature Sony’s Quick Charge technology; that means up to 28hrs of continuous playback from just a single hour’s charge.  It also has an FM radio and 3-line color LCD.

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Walkman Necklace from CompleteTechnique

Those that have a relative to shop for this Christmas that can’t let go of technology that was abandoned long ago might want to keep this Walkman Necklace in mind. Not only does it have that sentimental value, it is one of the better designs I’ve seen. Although it is slightly cheesy, it features great craftsmanship.

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Sony Ericsson W910i phones recalled by Orange

The first wave of W910i’s are all being recalled by Orange. Why? Because the phone function is somehow causing the device to switch off after 10 seconds and its also not answering calls.

Well, that kinda makes a phone, well, not a phone, doesn’t it? Some people who are returning them, are getting exchanges, and then the exchanges are having the same damn problem.

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Further evidence of Sony Ericsson W890 Walkman phone emerges

Late last month a mysterious Sony Ericsson handset purporting to be the W890 showed up on a Polish auction site; now researchers at Swedish cellphone magazine Mobilhave spotted an advert for the upcoming handset, set to succeed the popular W880i.  With larger, less tic-tac-like keys and HSDPA access, the phone will also support European UMTS high-speed cellular internet access.

 

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