updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri September 24, 2010
Sony outs multi-function Walkman dock in Japan
Sony introduced its latest Walkman Dock in Japan, though to be fair, the device is much more versatile than that. The CMT-L7D sports a nine-inch LCD display without touch input and 100W of power. It supports CD and DVD playback, with the videos showing on the screen.
The screen can act like a digital photo frame, with various transition effects. Another option is to display an analog clock or calendar. There is also an FM radio built-in, along with a USB and SD memory card port. Audio support is like that for Walkman players with AAC, MP3 and WMA all covered.
The dock is expected to ship in Japan this October for the equivalent of about $585. Plans for a North American release are unknown but might switch to an iPod dock if a release occurs at all. [via SonyInsider]