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Sony heading to CES with a shiny new iPod Touch competitor

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:10PM EST

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Wait just a second here – it looks like something new and interesting might actually be making its way to CES! According to SonyInsider’s “trusted inside sources”, Sony will be unveiling a brand new Walkman portable media player that sounds like it could make a serious impact on the portable player market. Here’s what we’re looking at according to the rumor:

  • 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

Damn! The report goes on a bit to cover some of the unique functionality the new Walkman devices will allegedly possess. One such example is the ability to quickly and easily access music videos on YouTube right from the audio play screen by simply clicking on the artist’s name. If this thing ends up looking anything like the rumor, we’re definitely going to be looking for some additional big moves from Sony in the coming year.


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