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Monday
Oct252010

End of an Era: Sony Ceases Production of Walkman

Photo Courtesy - Sony/Amazon(TOKYO) -- Sony has halted production of the Walkman, citing lackluster sales as the reason behind the decision.  According to the electronics manufacturer, once the final batch of the portable cassette player sells out, the company will no longer produce the Walkman.

As PC Magazine reports, the last set of players was manufactured in Japan in April.  Once they sell out, a Chinese company will take over production.

The Walkman has been on the market for over 30 years, being first produced in 1979, and has been sold to 220 million worldwide.  Sony will continue to use its name for other devices like MP3 players and cell phones.

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