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Sony Announces New Android 4.0 Walkman

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Edognights, Jul 19, 2012.

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    Earlier today Sony announced a new Android based Walkman mp3 player called the F800. The Walkman F800 will run Android 4.0 and is packed with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 3.5 inch multi-touch display, and an S-Master digital amplifier for improved audio quality. The F800 is expected to arrive in August and will cost $269.99 for the 16Gb version and $299.99 for the 32Gb model. Sony also announced a new E-series Walkman called the E470 which will be the thinnest Walkman yet at 7.0mm. The E470 is also expected in August and will be offered in 4Gb, 8Gb, and 16Gb variants for $79.99, $89.99, and $109.99 respectively. Check out Sony's full press release here, and let us know what you think in the forums.

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    HECK YEAH!!!!!! It's about time!!!!

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    Wow, I wish I'd known about this $270 single-purpose thing before I paid $200 for my Android phone, which plays music AND videos, AND games, AND runs apps, AND takes photos, AND sends texts, AND makes calls, AND surfs the web...
    Seriously, I am not seeing the point of this device.
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    It's not a single-purpose device. It's essentially an Android phone without the phone capabilities. Kinda like what Apple did with their iPhone. They made an iPod with phone capabilities. Sony just pulled a "vice-versa." I'm glad they did. Now I can sell my iPod touch and be full Android. :)

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    Samsung has been selling an Android non phone device for at least a few months. Apparently as a direct competitor to the ipod touch.
    All three of these devices are smartphones without the phone.
    They are like little wifi tablets. I think they are great for kids, who want the apps/games/texting etc. Without a phone contract/bill.
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    Always good to see products like this. Would've been nice to have 4 in screen to go with that Tegra 2 chip set. I hope they are extremely successful with this too.
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    is there really a market for this?
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    Same as for iProducts.

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    I would look into it if it was small light and dependable. Or durable. That's the one thing I give props to my wife classic iPod and my iPod nano 2nd Gen thing is solid and still works well after like 10 years of my abuse.

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    Yeah theirs definitely a market for those who exercise on a regular. Having a second device that doesn't drain your mode of communication just for music is great. If that's not you then don't worry about it.
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    There is and always will be a market for these types of devices. And as long as Apple has the iPod Touch we'll see more of these media devices from other manufacturers.
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    Thank God there hasnt been a good mp3 player alternative to the ipod since creative went down hill
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    I got my 8 year old daughter the Samsung galaxy player 5.0 for her birthday in June. She loves it and the 5 inch screen is nice to watch netflix on. My 17 year old daughter said that she wants to trade her iPod for one
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    Lol just read my comment. I put theirs instead if there's.
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    I'm sold if this thing has a good DAC, supports amps/line out via USB, and has good battery life.

    The only foreseeable problem would be getting past airport security with it and an amp.:laugh:
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    I wonder if it can play back continuous play albums? So far apple is the only players that I know can..
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