Feeds

Sony readies Walkman assault on iPod Touch

The Walkman to beat all Walkmans?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Watch out, Apple - Sony is rumoured to be on the cusp of unveiling an iPod Touch-style Walkman complete with an OLED display and Wi-Fi.

According to a “trusted inside source” that spoke to website Sony Insider, the Walkman will be the most advanced music, video and photo player ever released by the Japanese electronics giant.

It’s thought that the device’s display will be a touchscreen and is said to sport a "WQVGA resolution" - which could be anywhere from 384 x 240 upwards.

In addition to Wi-Fi compatibility for full web access, the Walkman is rumoured to be able to link a user’s music collection directly to related YouTube videos. If you’re listening to Womanizer by Britney Spears, for example, you’ll be able to click on a song title and be transported directly through to the song's music video.

A YouTube icon may also appear on the Walkman’s main menu, giving you unrestricted access to the site’s entire content. Audio podcast feeds could be supported too.

The source said that two capacity options will be available: 16GB and 32GB. In terms of supported audio file formats, users you will probably get MP3, WMA, AAC and PCM capability. Video support is likely to focus on MPEG 4 and WMV, the source claimed.

Other rumoured features include noise-cancellation earphones and an integrated FM radio.

Keep your eyes peeled for a potential Walkman launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, next month.

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.