Sony has discontinued its sexy, sly bean MP3 player, hinting that it may have something better up its sleeve—debatable—and that this might not be the end of the bean—debatable. The Bean appeared last April to great fanfare and promptly fell off the radar as the Nano sucked up its market share. The bugger did get 50 hours of battery life, which was quite a treat.

I would suggest hunting up some cheap Beans and picking them up for pennies on the dollar.

Sony to bounce Bean [ via MobileMag]

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