Sony To Debut 32GB 3.3-inch Wi-Fi Touchscreen Walkman

Next year's CES is expected to be one of the most exciting ever. Sony is already rumoured to be preparing a pair of 16GB and 32GB Touchscreen Walkman personal media players which may put Apple's iPod touch in the shade thanks to some clever features.

The unnamed device will come with a 3-inch OLED screen which will be able to display far richer colours and 100 percent colour reproduction across a wider viewing angle compared to the average LCD screen (ed : some say 3.3-inch 400x240 WXGA screen).

On top of that, Sony has thrown in Wi-Fi (with WPA and WEP support), Youtube functionality, audio podcast subscription and support for MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM, AVC (h.264), MPEG-4 and WMV audio and video codecs (but no FLAC or OGG Vorbis yet).

Sony Insider, which broke the story, also understands that Sony will be partnering with online e-tailer Amazon to allow users to purchase MP3 files over the air and listen at them through the inbuilt S-master digital amplifier.

To keep up with the iPod Touch, Sony will also have a fully-compliant web browser although it is not known whether it will be using Opera or not and whether it will support Flash.

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