So Can Sony deliver the ultimate Walkman?
Today Sony unveiled the new PSP, or Next Generation Portable (NGP). The new device packs a lot of punch, with a quad-core cpu and a quad-core GPU. I personally was not expecting for Sony to go all out like this but with supposed debut for the Winter holidays, by then dual-core and possibly quad-core devices will be on the market and will no doubt have quite the punch. Apart from blazing computing power, Sony has included a 5 inch OLED touchscreen on the device. I am wondering where Sony is sourcing this 5 inch OLED, Samsung displays or LG?
This brings up the question, will Sony be able to deliver when it comes to new Walkmans? If rumours are true, then a new Walkman should be coming out later this year, possibly Spring 2011, if not then during IFA in Fall of 2011. I would hope that Sony will release something sooner rather than later since Fall 2011 is quite some time off. No doubt an OLED screen, touchscreen? maybe, but it doesn't have to be touch but will probably be touch given the current trend. Physical controls are a must for volume, play/pause, backwards and forwards like on the X-Series. Of course if the new Walkman is to have internet capabilities, then a fast CPU is a must to drive the browser. Noise-cancellation would be nice along with on the go playlists, with the ability also to delete songs off the player.
Apart from that, I personally don't need apps or other addons. So will Sony deliver this year a great new Walkman? We'll see.