As everyone knows, the Android smartphones got dominance over iPhone devices in smartphone market, but when it comes to the music business, the roles are reversed. There is not any admirable Android-based competitor for iPod touch in the market so far. But, now Sony and Samsung have joined the race to introduce Android-based portable media players in the market. Sony is going to try its luck in high-end PMP market with the introduction of revamped Android-based Walkman named Sony Walkman F800. This latest PMP from Sony is described as an extreme entertainment on-the-go, web-enabled device.
Regrettably, details about the specifications of newly-announced Walkman F800 are less at present. The device will come featured with a 3.5 inch multi-touch screen. It will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will get full access to the Google Play store and its thousands of apps. Connectivity wise, Walkman F800 will support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The device will come with a number of pre-installed apps, which provide the users with an access to email, maps and media gallery.
The rumors suggest that the device will come in three different models based on the internal storage capacity: 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB model. Walkman F800 will come featured with 5 Clear Audio technologies and S-Master MX Digital Amplifier to reproduce clear and detailed audio. The device will also have an xLOUD speaker system. As well, a pair of Sony’s MDR-EX0300E headsets will be provided with device.
The users will be able to top up their music collection by downloading tracks with Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network. There is also a support for Windows Media Player and iTunes for transferring media.
The device is said to be powered with dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors. The details which are not revealed yet include RAM, screen resolution and the battery. According to rumors, Sony claims that the Walkman F800 will deliver up to 4.5 hours of battery life for video and 20 hours for audio.
Based on the revealed features, the Sony Walkman F800 may splendidly be a sleek touchscreen MP3 media player, which can really be able to compete with the iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6. Sony has not revealed the release date and estimated retail price of this device yet. But, the rumors suggest that the device will hit the Sony Stores next month with a price tag of $299.99 for the 32GB model and $269.99 for the 16GB model.