Phones Be Damned! Sony Unveils F800 Android 4.0 Media Player.
As much focus as smartphones get in the modern world, there’s still a large group of people who either don’t want a cell/smartphone or simply aren’t old enough yet, falling into that wonderful (or not) category called a “minor”. For those people, cellular-less devices like your old favorite, the mp3 player, are where it’s at. But since the explosion of smartphones in ~2006, interest and innovation surrounding mp3 players has all but stopped.
Showing the world that there is still a market for the lowly mp3 player is Sony, whom announced today their new F800 Android 4.0 powered media player.
Specs for the F800 include: 3.5-inch display, S-Master MX Digital Amplifier technology and 8/16/32 GB capacities. Battery life is rated at 20 hours (audio @ 128 Kbps) and 4.5 hours (video @ 384 Kbps).
If we had to guess we’d say the display is likely either 360 x 480 or possibly even the higher resolution (qHD) 540 x 960 spec that upper mid-range Android phones make use of. Also, we’d have liked to see a 64 GB or dare we say, 128 GB options.
Release date and pricing (as well as display resolution) are up in the air at this point. That said, we have sent an email Sony’s way asking for a few more details. In the meantime, gaze at the image above and journey back through yesteryear to a time when having 16+ GB of storage on a phone was called a “dream”.