Sony Rumored to be Prepping Weird Egg-Shaped Music Player

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Sony doesn't want to let its venerable Walkman brand die, and we're hearing rumblings of a new MP3 player the company is preparing under that age-old banner. The player's allegedly code-named "Rolly," and all we've seen of the nascent product is this close-up of its user interface that's part of a leaked video that was quickly concealed. Besides being egg-shaped and having built-in speakers, it's also said to have a few even more-eccentric features.


One French source mentioned something about choreography, suggesting that the player could have some sort of motion-activated features on board. All we know is that an egg shape is not going to fit into the pocket very well, a subtle hint that this next attempt at domination of the music player world may be yet another stupid flop from that hapless four-letter-word outfit known as Sony. But let's reserve final judgment—we may be seeing real product by the end of the month. [Pocket Lint]

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I am sure it will be an eggcelent player, and that's no yolk.

Terrible puns aside, we at least have to hand it to Sony for being an innovator. We may not like their innovations, but they continue to walk to a different drum than the rest of the industry. Unfortunately.