Sony is all set to change its image from the Xperia manufacturer to a potential competitor of iPod touch. Until recently it was tough to believe that iPod touch had no competitor but Sony’s latest product, the F800 Walkman, plans give stiff competition to Apple’ product. Fine details about the product to be launched in August are still not disclosed but the gadget has 3.5” display running Android 4.0 and Google play can be access from it.
Being the sole personal media player in the times of smartphones is tough for Apple’s iPod touch at the same time the less-competent gadgets trying their best to compete with Apple’ device but in vain. Sony’s F800 Walkman aims to reach closest to Apple’s iPod touch. Coming with loads of pre-installed features like access emails, maps and so on the Walkman makes the on-the-go experience bliss. The Walkman is powered by a powerful battery which can play audio up to 20 hours and video up to 4 hours. With its S-Master technology, xLoud speaker and Clear Audio Technology, Sony seeks to overthrow Apple’s iPod touch from the media player market.
In F800 Sony is providing you with a Tegra 2 processor of NVIDIA and the Walkman runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream) which is still unavailable in many phones in the market. With this Android you get an access to all the games and applications which can be installed from Google play. A 3.5” touch interface is similar to that of iPod touch and the company plans to vie with Apple’s iPod touch. Sony decided not to render the two cameras you will find in iPod touch. But the F800 from Sony is equipped with Sony’s stylemark technology of the noise reduction in the form of S-Master which ensures that the music experience for the ears is unparalleled by reducing the distortion as well as the unpleasant clipping. To make the music experience more delightful you can download from the Sony Entertainment Network audios tracks using Music Unlimited and iTunes content can be dragged on to the media player of this Walkman as opposed to iPod touch.
The gadget comes in 3 different models of 32GB, 16GB and 8GB along with connectivity features of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The box contents of the Walkman will include a pair of earphones from the company and is equipped with powerful xLoud speakers which can be used when you want to listen to the audio sans the earphones. Coming with a striker price of $269 for the 16GB and $299 for 32GB model it might be tough for Sony to get the desired number of sale figures.
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