Sony Shipping OLED Walkman In Japan

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Somewhere, someday, we'll see OLEDs everywhere. You can pretty much bank on it. Unfortunately, you may be wearing inch-thick glasses and struggling to read your medicine labels before such a prophecy comes to fruition. That said, Sony's slowly but surely working towards that goal by first introducing a mega-expensive OLED TV, and now, by shipping its OLED-equipped Walkman.

The long awaited X Series device is gearing up to go on sale in Japan starting next week, and while the general design doesn't look at that extraordinary, it's the display technology that has everyone buzzing. The panel you see isn't a typical LCD; rather, it's a super bright, super crisp and super eco-friendly OLED. It's expected to start at around $400 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB version will obviously run you a bit more. Those in Japan will also get to choose from red or black colors and they'll get to enjoy the built-in wireless, web browser and FM tuner, too.

Now, if only we had a solid date for a US launch, we'd really be ready to let loose and get excited.

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acarzt replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 5:19 PM

Meh, i'll stick with my ipod... More things work with the ipod than anything else... Such as my car stereo that hooks up to my ipod, charges it, and allows me to control it. My ipod never leaves my car and I have 30GB worth of my music on it :-)

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acarzt replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 5:27 PM

Hmmm for some reason I couldn't edit so i'll just make an other reply...

The whole Ipod being compatible with almost everything got me thinking about MP3 players and car stereos in general. When people started putting a whole bunch of music on phones and bluetooth headset started become really popular, I always wondered why someone didn't just make a bluetooth based stereo headset so you can listen to your music without a wire running to your phone. To further expand upon this... Most newer stereos also support bluetooth, I know mine does... So I don't see why they don't just stream music wirelessly through bt through phones, mp3 players, etc. It'd be really convenient. You should be able to control the device from the stereo as well. If I can send commands with my BT keyboard I don't see when the same can't be done with other devices. Especially now with BT 3.0 coming out this kind of thing should really be happening. A lot of people already buy car chargers for their phone so that would eliminate the only other advantage the ipod currently has. In my mustang I have a power outlet in the center console so I could stick an MP3 player in there and keep it charged.

Just a thought... it would definitely be convenient tho. While we're at it would should just throw in wireless power too and charge our devices lol ;-)

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yoda8232 replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 8:06 PM

OLED's are so sexy honestly, they look great.

Kinda expensive but it's worth it, OLED looks real for sure.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 8:37 PM

>> Kinda expensive but it's worth it

Boy, do I have a keyboard for you!

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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Haha, comment of the week...if it wasn't several months old!

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