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Oct 13, 2006, 02:52 PM
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Link: Sony developing video Walkman (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061013155234)
Description:: Sony says it is developing a video-capable Walkman, playing catch-up with Apple Computer's market-leading iPod.....

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Oct 13, 2006, 02:56 PM
OK, I have first dibs on picking the name!!

Right, here are my top three - keeping with the Sony style of course:

1. VWM7845693
2. HCMP40012
3. BFE100245

VWM = Video Walkman
HCMP = High Capacity Media Player
BFE = Bloody Futile Effort (the number is just the number of the effort)

Oct 13, 2006, 04:05 PM

to me sony *could* be the greatest company in the world. it missed the boat with the walkman network media player. why? 1. because it was called the sony walkman network media player. 2. IT DIDN"T PLAY MP3's. you had to convert your entire library to, yep you guessed it ATRAC3.

perhaps sony walkman mp3 would have been better. it had better battery than the [original] ipod, interface was OK, and price was comparable. once ipod took off, game over sony.

sony needs to take a step back and instead of spending tons of money on researching their own proprietary technologies and accept open standards. they make a new technology and force it on everyone. i guess i'll bite my tounge on bluray :rolleyes: . but this is another example of a sony failure. they are going to make another walkman. more sony tech's. they need to just relax and simplify things a little bit.

Oct 13, 2006, 04:15 PM
Seems like Sony sent their best engineers to SonyEricsson, some good products has been coming out there lately.
However, these new video walkmans I guess will sell reasonably in Japan, but that's it.

Oct 13, 2006, 04:33 PM
oh yeah another "and me too" product from sony.

they ought to work on their PS3 more. get the price down a lil.

im still buying one though