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On Wednesday Sony celebrated 30 years of the Walkman, as did many consumers. First released in 1979, the tape playing music player cost £120 in the UK and originally named Stowaway. In Australia it was known as FreeStyle and as Soundabout in the US. Japan had the name of Walkman which caught on around the world and become the known name for the device. Within the first two months 30,000 were sold and over a decade 50 million were purchased.


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Sorry guys, but the rumor of the Xperia X2 being announced today aren’t true. At the CommunicAsia in Singapore, Sony Ericsson gave a recap on their recently announced handsets. The company went over the specs of the Satio, previously known as Idou, the all in one entertainment phone, as well as the two gaming phones, Yari and Aino.


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We’ve seen photos of the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia X2, as well as read of leaked specs, but no official word from Sony Ericsson yet. While tomorrow, Wednesday 17th June, could change all that. An invite has been sent out for a press event in Singapore and leaked. While the invitation hints more at it’s Entertainment Unlimited series which includes the Satio, aka Idou, there’s rumours flying around that the event could also unviel official information on the Xperia X2.


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Sony Ericsson have announced that Q4 will see the launch of 3 new handsets. The first handset, the Satio, is the official name of the Idou. As previously reported, it will feature an impressive 12 mega pixel camera which offers the Cyber-Shot side of the phone, while combining the phone with the Walkman experience. Also included is GPS and Wifi, as well as featuring a touch screen. The Satio is to be a smartphone and will run Symbian S60 5th Edition OS.


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The all encompassed upcoming phone from Sony Ericsson, the Idou, has been photographed more by the folks over at Planete Nokia. The photos show the Idou in more angles, as well as the stylus and with the phone turned on. The touch screen 12 megapixel phone runs on the Symbian OS and will be released in the second half of 2009.


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After the recent announcement from Sony Ericsson about the Idou, Ubergizmo – who shared the news –  have had a chance to snap some photos of the upcoming device.

The Idou, as it’s currently called, may when it’s released go by a different name according to the screenshots. Further information about the Idou has also been released, including information about the shipping date. It is expected to be released within the second half of 2009. As well as it’s impressive screen size, it’s also confirmed that the screen is actually a touch screen, allowing ease of use when it comes to the multimedia features.


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