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Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player

We saw the prototype unit of Sony’s Mobile Entertainment Player last night and it looks like the Xperia Arc, minus the curves. It’s Sony’s equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, just a bot smaller.

This Android 2.3 gingerbread device does not have any SMS or voice functions but can go online over WiFi. The 4.3-inch display is closer to the size of the Xperia handsets rather than of the Tablet S.

Sony is positioning this device as a multimedia player and a portable gaming device so they packed it with a Tegra 2 processor.

For HD video playback, there’s a micro-HDMI port so you can connect it t an external display or HDTV. Sony did not give any specifics on the release date or pricing of the unit but promises it will be out by first quarter of next year.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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17 Responses

  1. kebbot says:

    1St…… i like it… but sana man lang may sim….. hehehe or bili nalang yao nang Gmate…

  2. Jim Lim says:

    too little too late Sony (unless excellent pair of earphones are included). but really it is just too late sony

  3. pabs says:

    I used to have a sony walkman in the 90’s and the sony discman later but with the advent of the ipod, everything changed for the better for me and for my portable music player. Sony should have challenged apple that early, but now I think its very late for them.

  4. TheWunderDhog says:

    Hopefully priced lower than Galaxy Wifi 5.0

  5. steelicon says:

    It will be a battle for the price point, as usual. Keep up the good work, Sony, and please, will you make.believe your products. That’s what you are paying your R&D Department, innovate or die!

  6. NineSwordz says:

    put playstation buttons + SMS capable + Bravia Engine in there.. and it is the Xperia Play 2. lol

  7. jxmyh says:

    Really good, excellent travel network can finally find a solution.

  8. Shamashu says:

    Nice alternative to the iPod Touch, if the price is right. Meron ba s’yang camera? Parang may flash sa likod, most likely may Camera ‘to, and I hope it takes HQ video & High Res Photos (unlike the iPod Touch’s gorgeous VGA res photos).

  9. jonski2 says:

    Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade 2??? nah!!!

  10. Joel Samuya says:

    Mahal naman cguro to, maganda pag affordable ang price nito

  11. Lulu says:

    sana may kasama ng Dr. Dre headset.. panalo yan pag gnun.. :P hehehe

  12. sani G says:

    Sigurado mahal ‘to. Sony kasi. https://spn.sr/BBu

  13. Lezure2010 says:

    For those who actually buy portable music players for music playback, then sony will probably deliver in terms of sound quality. The walkman line has always used better sound cards than those on the ipods, and have always produced a much better sound.

    The difference is that it’s no longer just about sound these days, and that’s why the sony walkman has been left in the dust because of the ipod and other android portable devices.:)

    Plus the price will probably be extremely high. It’s sony we’re talking about here.

  14. erickkk says:

    Hopefully, it’ll still sport their legendary sound signature. I still prefer their sound signature over Cowon’s and Archos PMPs. (don’t even mention apple’s they’re total crap)

  15. carlsant says:

    I agree, too late for Sony if they want to match Apple’s I touch. However, how knows this might click only if the price is right hehehe… This will be a good alternative if someone is looking for a cheaper music player. Hope you can also post a hands-on video of this gadget :), we will be waiting for it kuya Yuga :)

  16. techihunt says:

    This or even the Samsung edition will do as long as the Android marketplace is available.

  17. char says:

    Sir yuga can you please make a review of this unit when you get hold of it.. its already out in Japan, i wonder kung ilang ppi ang display nito.

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