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Is Sony Readying an iPod Wanna Be?



sonymp3 Rumors are rampant that Sony will be unveiling an iPod like device at CES2009. Does the world need another MP3 player? Maybe, maybe not, but if you can buy direct from the Amazon MP3 store that could shift that answer. If the specs I’m reading is true, there are a couple of very interesting aspects to this.

  • Two models: 16 GB and 32 GB
  • 3″ touchscreen OLED display with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio (est)
  • WQVGA resolution
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Onboard music purchase support via Amazon
  • Integrated FM radio
  • S-Master digital amplifier and digital noise canceling solution
  • Web browser
  • Dedicated YouTube interface

Of course I’m sure Sony will tag on its usual ridiculously high price tag to this.

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  1. Ryan

    12/13/2008 at 10:53 am

    Of course Apple never tags any ridiculously high price tags to anything they sell either do they? That’s just the wannabes I guess.

  2. DP

    12/13/2008 at 2:37 pm

    I’d also note that while I was skeptical about the claims I would read that the sound on Sony Walkman MP3 players was vastly superior to that of an iPod, I purchased one, an NWZ-A729, and was shocked at how superior it was to an iPod. The clarity and power of the reproduction was just leagues beyond the iPod. Since then, I’ve become a huge advocate of the poorly-named (they’re all really just numbers, Sony eschews names!) but brilliant-sounding players they produce, and I’m really looking forward to this long overdue bump up to 32GB capacities.

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