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Monday, 10 December 2012 13:00

Sony's Walkman finally gets a rest Featured

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Sony has finally discontinued production of its line of iconic cassette Walkmans, after 33 golden years of music.

 

Japanese news website Akihabara News announced that Sony is finally retiring its range of cassette Walkmans, which includes the TCM-400, the TCM-410 and the TCM-450. seem to have not been available in western Sony stores for some time.

The cassette Walkman will go to rest in Japan, the same place it came into the world.

The Walkman was introduce in 1979 and led to countless romantic mixtapes and homemade tapes of radio shows.

Sony have also been credited with their innovativce marketing of the Walkman, which introduced the idea of 'Japanese-ness' into global culture, synonymous with miniaturization and high-technology.

Sony continues to use the "Walkman" brand name for most of its portable audio devices, after the "Discman" name for CD players was dropped in the late 1990s.


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