Let Your Music Player Dance To The Tune Of New Tech
The upcoming Walkman could come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and microSD storage options.
Written by in.pcmag.com
This could make for a nice nostalgia moment the Sony Walkman that turned 40 in July might be launching in a new avatar soon. From a cassette player to a portable CD player to a digital music player, we can’t wait to see what Sony comes up with next.
STARLORD will be happy, now.
According to a recent report, a new device with model number NW-A100 turned up on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website. Very limited information is listed with the report. All we know so far is that the upcoming Sony Walkman will come with WiFi connectivity (2.4/5.0GHZ).
It is also expected to come with connectivity options like Bluetooth 5.0, an NFC connectivity option too and should be enabling wireless music listening that will allow you to tap and connect with other wireless devices, such as headphones. No image was shared on the blog, so there is no information about the form factor or the design.
However, having the WiFi connectivity option should mean that you could stream music from services like Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify and more. The Sony Walkman could also support
playback DSD, WAV and FLAC files.
Sony could be unveiling the new Walkman at IFA 2019 tech show in Berlin from September 6-11.
As far as competition is concerned, the Apple iPod touch (2019) will be a direct competitor. The 2019 iPod comes, with a four-inch touch display, front and rear camera, and up to 256GB storage option. There is also FiiO M7 High res digital music player. So, it remains to be seen how Sony differentiates itself from the competition.