Printer Friendly

It's official: Sony Walkman is now history.

Sydney, Oct 25 (ANI): Multinational conglomerate Sony has stopped the manufacturing and distribution of the cassette Walkman after retiring the floppy disk in March.

Now considered to be another obsolete technology, the cassette Walkman was the first low-cost, portable music player.

The final batch was shipped to Japanese retailers in April, according to IT Media. Once sold, new cassette Walkmans will no longer be available through the manufacturer, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The first generation Walkman that was called the Soundabout in the US, and the Stowaway in the UK) was released on July 1, 1979 in Japan.

Although successful, it sold only 3000 units in its first month. Sony managed to sell some 200 million iterations of the cassette Walkman over the product line's 30-year career.

The decline of the cassette Walkman is attributed primarily to the explosive popularity of CD players in the 90s. (ANI)

Copyright 2009 Asian News International (ANI) - All Rights Reserved.

Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
COPYRIGHT 2010 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian News International
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 25, 2010
Words:165
Previous Article:Over 1800 people killed in 184 US drone attacks in Pak since June 2004.
Next Article:Jimmy Page's photo biography sold out before release.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters