Origin of Walkmanbecause designed to be used by a person who is walking, jogging, and the like
- A personal audio cassette player.
- Even in generic use, this term is often capitalized: Walkman.
- This term is sometimes taken to refer specifically to the product named Walkman, rather than generically to any similar product.
- In generic use, sometimes not capitalized: walkman.
walkman - Computer Definition
A brand of portable audio players and recorders from Sony. In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman audio cassette player and created a revolution. Hundreds of millions of Walkmans were sold, and the tape-based device was the progenitor of all the portable tape and disc music players that followed. The Walkman brand was used for its portable CD player (originally named Discman), Video8 video player, MiniDisc player, MP3 player and Sony Ericsson mobile phones. See audio cassette, MiniDisc and Stereobelt.
- The original Sony Walkmans used cassette tapes and the branding has since expanded to many other portable music offerings, including a Walkman line of music-centric mobile phones.
- The receiver had a design where you would place the small, walkman sized box in your jacket pocket and the wires would run down the inside of your sleeve and to your wrist.
- The Sony Walkman Z Series, for example, is powered by Google Android, while the more affordable E Series comes in flashy colors and boasts 50 hours of battery life.
- Whether you've got the music-centric W810i Walkman phone or the multi-megapixel madness that is the K790i, eSeth has got a Sony Ericsson theme for you.
- Common and popular "candybar" phones include the Motorola SLVR (available in L2, L6, and L7 variations) and the Sony Ericsson W810i Walkman phone.