Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 03 September 2010 09:50

Walkman gives Jobs Mob a good kicking

Written by Nick Farell
sonyapple

iPod beaten by the old kid on the block
The brand which started the whole mobile music thing off is giving the iPod a jolly good kicking in the Land of the Rising Sun. The Sony Walkman, which used to be applied to mobile cassette player and has become an MP3 player over the years is the market leader in Japan.

All this is happening as interest in the iPod is drying up faster than a thirsty man looking for a bar in the Sahara. Sony's share of the Japanese market for portable music players stood at 47.8 percent last month, ahead of Apple which had 44.0 percent, according to the Tokyo-based marketing research company BCN Inc.

Sony has faced stiff competition in recent years from the huge popularity of the iPod and this is the first time that the Walkman outsold the iPod in monthly sales" since the 2001. BCN thinks that it might have been that punters were reluctant  to buy iPods ahead of the launch of a new iPod range in the United States.

But Sony produces cheaper gear that has a much better sound quality than anything Jobs' Mob produces. It is also not locked into Apple's Walled Garden of Delights. Apple's reputation in Japan was damaged after it offered to replace its first-generation iPod Nano music player after they started catching fire.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments