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Submission + - Sony iPod competitor?

treeves writes: "In an attempt to take a bite out of Apple Computer's stronghold on the digital music player realm, Sony Electronics has debuted a new digital version of its Walkman player with built-in noise-canceling technology.

The NW-S700F Walkman player comes with an FM tuner, a 50 hour battery life and a "quick-charge" feature which offers up to three-hours of playback with just a three-minute charge, Sony said. The player also comes with 13.5 mm diameter headphones with a built-in microphone that Sony claims reduces most ambient noise. In addition the new Walkman has embedded noise-canceling technology in both the player and headphones that Sony claims eliminates the need for listeners to "pump up the volume." [from http://www.edn.com/article/CA6380827.html?partner= enews&nid=2019&rid=896806482%5D

If it were 8mb, instead of 1 or 2, I'd like the quick-charge and noise cancelling features, especially if it also has a good display.
Still, who knows what kind of DRM or malware comes bundled with it?"

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