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Sony unveils 40th anniversary Walkman

Jiji Press

Sony’s 40th anniversary Walkman is seen at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin on Thursday.

Jiji PressBERLIN (Jiji Press)— Sony Corp. unveiled Thursday a 40th anniversary Walkman featuring a case and a screensaver that make it appear as if it is an original cassette tape music player.

The screensaver looking like a cassette tape being played will be displayed on the device while music is played so that the anniversary model will appear like the original when the case is closed.

Despite its nostalgic appearance, the model is compatible with various music streaming services. The anniversary Walkman will be on display at the IFA consumer electronics show that opens in Berlin on Friday.

The original Walkman was launched in 1979. It became a huge hit for its innovative idea to make music portable by miniaturizing a cassette tape player.

The anniversary model will go on sale in Europe in November for €440.

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