Sony Walkman F800 with Nvidia Tegra 3 Dual Core CPU & Android 4.0 Presented

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20 Jul, 2012 1:11 am

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Sony has done it once again. With the Walkman F800, the company has introduced a kind of rival to Apple’s iPod Touch. The Walkman runs on Google Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, can play audio and video files and also provides support for Android apps. The walkman can’t have a smartphone or a tablets telephony functions because of its smaller screen size of 3.5 inches. The surprise, however, lies under the hood.

An Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core ARM processor running at 1.0GHz is lurking beneath the surface. We typically only see that kind of technology from older high-end smart phones and various tablets. The F800 supports communication via WLAN or Bluetooth, and comes with a number of media apps from Sony (e-mail, card services and other tasks). It’s not cheap though. In August, the 16 GB version will be offered at a price of $270, while the 32 GB version will cost about $300. What do you think? Would you rather have a tablet?

Source: Engadget


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  • Chivo

    They’re gonna be pointless until they start putting in some serious storage capacity in them. 64 GB should be the entry level with 128 GB upgrade. If USB drives come with those capacities at accesibile prices, then they should be able to offer that in these players.

  • h278495@rtrtr.com

    tegra3 or tegra 2?i think tegra2

  • http://warrencbennett.wordpress.com/ Warren C. Bennett

    I’ve not needed a 64 gig music player in my life. I know there are people that do want that, but there are people out there that don’t (like me.) The price is what gets me a little, I can wait until that goes down a bit.

  • Zigmund

    “The walkman can’t have a smartphone or a tablets telephony functions because of its smaller screen size of 3.5 inches.”

    What an utter preposterous statement!!! It has absolutely *nothing* to do with screen size; it could have telephony functions if Sony wanted to make a phone, but they don’t they want to make an MP3 player!

  • ninaholic

    Interesting idea, but if you just want a “walkman” you can get a 4gb mp3 player at Walmart for $16.97 (not even on sale) :-)

  • Random Canadian

    Terrible writing, wrong chip quoted, absolutely stupid reasoning behind lack of telephony support. I hope this is not your day job.