Sony Announces Digital Music Player

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I need to see if my brother-in-law can hook me up with one of these.

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp. said on Thursday it is launching a Walkman digital music player capable of storing far more songs than Apple Computer Inc.’s market-leading iPod, while also undercutting iPod’s price. \ \ The Japanese consumer electronics maker said the 20-gigabyte device, which is its second hard-disk drive gadget aimed at unseating Apple and can store 13,000 songs, will be launched on July 10 in Japan, by mid-August in the United States and in September in Europe. \ \ Dubbed the Network Walkman NW-HD1, it marks a major upgrade to the legendary Walkman brand and the announcement comes on the 25th anniversary of the introduction of Sony’s groundbreaking portable music player – July 1, 1979.

[via Reuters]

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  1. Avatar for Niels Hansen
    Niels Hansen July 1st, 2004

    Yeah but it still looks nothing like an iPod. Looks like a digital camera!

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 1st, 2004

    ha ha. true, but if my brother-in-law (who works for Sony) can get me a discount, I'd be happy.

  3. Avatar for Niels Hansen
    Niels Hansen July 1st, 2004

    <a href=''>Great article why Sony will not be the "iPod" killer. </a>

    BTW the writer drives me nuts when he uses a capital I instead of a lower case i when referecencing the iPod!

    I think we should get Mr. Moore to do a movie on how Jobs is really in bed with the music industry and that's why no one can get a better music player out there!

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    Haacked July 1st, 2004

    Ha ha ha... it's a freakin' iPod! iPod! Not an Ipod! ;)

    You gotta wonder if these other guys let the programmers design the look of the mp3 players, cause they are all butt ugly!