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Sony Unveils Android-Powered Walkman F800 With 3.5-Inch Display

Sony Walkman F800

Sony has unveiled the latest addition to its Walkman lineup this morning in the form of the Android-powered Walkman F800. The device sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, and complete access to the Google Play store.

The F800 is clearly Sony’s attempt to take on the iPod touch, and although the Japanese company hasn’t given us a whole lot of details on the device just yet, it does look very promising. It’s stylish and slim, measuring just 8.9mm thick, and boasts “plenty of processing power for smooth, speedy responses.”

It will ship with a “generous range” of apps pre-installed — including email, maps and a media gallery — with access to the ever-growing catalog of applications on Google Play. As you’d expect, the device is also compatible with Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming service.

Other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and “thumping bass powered by S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and five Clear Audio technologies.” Sony promises the F800 will provide up to 4.5 hours of video, and up to 20 hours of audio playback.

The F800 will ship with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage, but there’s no word on pricing or a release date just yet.

What do you think of the Walkman F800?

[via The Verge]

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