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Friday, October 13, 2006

Sony's forthcoming video Walkman

The great thing about the original Sony Walkman was that it created a new market and a new consumer behavior: a way to listen to recorded music on the go.

The not-so-great thing about Sony's plans to develop a video Walkman is that they are desperately chasing a market that Apple and others have created. Looks like they'll even trail Microsoft (and a zillion other companies that were at CES this past January) in bringing a portable video player to market.

And knowing Sony, the video Walkman will only play video files in some fantastic new proprietary Sony format: Beta.max?


  • I'm sure that this tiny media player will be a closed failure if history holds true.... but I think this is the real video walkman for masses and it's quite good:

    By Blogger John J. Wall, at 10:03 AM  

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