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Sony to Release Hi-res Audio, Internet-ready Walkman

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 07:27 AM

Sony has unveiled a digital 2015 version of its iconic Walkman audio device at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The newest Sony Walkman is primarily a hi-fi music player. Called the ZX2, this high-resolution audio instrument works best with equally deluxe high-resolution speakers and headphones, Mashable reported.

The device looks like a smartphone complete with touch-screen controls. It reaches the Internet via a browser and includes a variety of built-in applications.

The new Walkman runs on Android 4.2 and is crafted to boost the audio experience with elaborate sound controls.

The ZX2 has a 128GB memory (which can be expanded using microSD cards) and a battery designed to deliver 60 hours worth of music. It is described as sturdy and solid, according to The Verge.

The 2015 Walkman is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC-enabled and compatible with the Google Play Store, according to Ubergizmo.

The ZX2 is heir to the Sony Walkman NW-ZX1, which was launched initially only in Japan.
It will cost about $1,200 when it becomes widely available.

The original Walkman was a battery-powered audio cassette player first marketed in the late 1970s and early '80s. Other companies soon introduced their own versions. The popularity of the technology — comparatively lightweight and portable — helped dislodge the vinyl record as the primary medium for music listening, according to Time magazine.

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