Sony says new Walkman is an iPod killer

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  1. Iria

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    Can the Walkman, the product that began the portable music revolution 26 years ago, make a comeback against the explosively popular iPod? The Walkman's maker, Sony, is betting that it can. But before it challenges Apple's global dominance, Sony must first prove it can beat its American rival in a market much closer to home: Japan.

    Last week, hours after Apple Computer rolled out its newest iPod model, the Nano, in California, Sony unveiled what it hopes will be an iPod-killer in Tokyo.

    The line of sleek new digital music devices bear the venerable Walkman name, but sport such iPod-like features as tiny display screens, disk-controlled menus and internal memory able to store up to 13,000 songs in the high-end model.

    Sony makes no secret of its desire to reclaim eventually the global dominance of portable music players, a market it created in 1979 with the first Walkman cassette players. But it has its work cut out, analysts say, because it has let Apple get such a formidable head start.
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    I'd still buy a iPod nano over that ugly thing...
     
  3. Firstperson

    Firstperson What?

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    Sony has been saying that for a long time......
     
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    And this would kill the ipod because???

    Like someone else said, i'd buy me a nano over that poor attempt at being an mp3 player
     
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    Hehe and my Bday is soon here... Apple, here I come :D
     
  6. Pluvious

    Pluvious Elisha = hottie

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    Too small... I mean, cool but I want think stuff, not die cubes! But damn that thing is sexy too :D
     
  8. SFOSOK

    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    Sony says a lot of things, but they cannot back it up anymore.
     
  9. Sandok

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    Bah, I disagree... They know the japs really well. So they will win back the japs at least.
     
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    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    Lol yeah, I sold cameras at Best Buy and the only thing the azns wanted was Sony. I'd tell them your paying for the name not the quality. Their response was always the same, I have Sony everything, it work very good. I would never buy anything from sony unless it was on clearance to match competitor.



    Creative seems like they are the only real competition for the ipod.
     
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    Sony sells nothing but junk products so this new Walkman will not be an iPod killer. :rofl:
     
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    Creative Zen Micro is cool and I wanted that but it's heavy and bulky... That nano is just sex :D
     

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