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?