On iPod's Birthday, Sony Stops Making Walkmans
OK, one day before iPod's birthday, but still...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by theblogismine
Posted Oct 25, 2010 11:42 AM CDT
An ad for the Sony Walkman.   (©Asim Bijarani)
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(Newser) – Almost exactly nine years to the day after Apple started selling the iPod, Sony announced it will stop making and selling its classic Walkman. The portable cassette player wasn’t an overnight sensation when it was introduced in 1979, but gained must-have status by the 1980s and ultimately sold 200 million units. The iPod, of course, brought portable music into the 21st century, but it was actually the Discman portable CD player that effectively killed the Walkman, Gizmodo reports. Click here to see how Sony "celebrated" the Walkman's 30th birthday.

 

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