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Walkman

A question of perception

Jaguar Land Rover is going to try and build a sports car to emulate the success of its iconic E-type model, which debuted 50 years ago. It has been out of production since 1975.

Monday, 16 April, 2012, 12:00am

Gadget corner

Stay cool

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000

The Walkman might have lost its crown to the iPod, but it doesn't mean the original maker of the portable music player is giving up.

The new Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 series is clearly targeting the same market segment as Apple's sensation.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Close call

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

gadget geezer

SonyEricsson's Walkman phone concept has gained a considerable hold on the market - it's instantly recognised as both a reliable mobile phone and effective music player. But while previous models were typically more phone than music player, the new W350i might just be the opposite.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Media marvel

Sony's new metal-encased NWZ-A720 series portable media player - available in black, white, pink or gold - is arguably the most chic Walkman released, thanks to its finely contoured design.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Crystal clear

Loyal Walkman users can take heart that, with its NWZ-S610F series of portable media players, Sony has not forgotten its core market of audiophiles.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Little wonder

The Walkman, Sony's portable personal music-player brand since 1979, has been shrunk to the size of a Universal Serial Bus storage device for the new NWD-B100F series. The players connect directly to a computer via the USB port, eliminating the hassle of cables. Software built into the device automatically finds and transfers the most recently downloaded tracks.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Look and listen

Forget the iPod nano. Sony aims to satisfy the most demanding audiophile or video junkie with its new NW-A800 series Walkman. Weighing about 53 grams, the slim video/MP3 player measures 44mm x 88mm x 9mm and has a two-inch colour screen.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wow factor

Sony Ericsson looked to wow the tough crowd in Hanover, Germany, at last month's edition of CeBIT, the world's largest annual information technology expo, when it introduced the most stylish Walkman mobile phone to date - the W660i. Available in black or red, the 3G camera-phone has gold trim in lieu of the orange on other Walkman handsets.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The slimmest and the sleekest

Thin is definitely in these days, as handset makers continue to trim the weight and bulk from their new models.

Following in the footsteps of Nokia's 6300, SonyEricsson has revealed its own wafer-thin model, the W880i.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Viva l'evolution

Events mutate into news at warp speed, which makes it hard to be cutting edge or even vaguely with-it. As a result, I subject every instalment of this column to a novelty scan based on whether the nitty-gritty is newsy enough.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

viva l'evolution

Events mutate into news at warp speed, which makes it hard to be cutting edge or even vaguely with-it. As a result, I subject every instalment of this column to a novelty scan based on whether the nitty-gritty is newsy enough.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

ROCK ON

'Staying Alive' could well be the anthem for Sony's Walkman digital music player. Despite the invasion of the iPods and other MP3 players, the Walkman continues to thrive.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

ad watch

Product: Walkman A Series

Title: Box

Ad agency: Dentsu, Japan.

First impression: clean, stylish and futuristic with an ear-splitting punk-rock track.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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