SONY TALKMAN; INTEGRATED AM/FM RADIO AND CELLPHONE
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Sony Technical Digest
The Sony Talkman is a combination of two existing technologies-the Walkman@ stereo and the cellular phone. Constructed in a similar manner to a Walkman@ player, the handset unit could still be used for AM/FM stereo reception. The handset unit would also have the added feature of a telephone keypod-by using a specialized plug with an integrated headset and microphone, the phone portion of the device could then be utilized. To make the device more accessible to an active user, both the handset and the microphone would have clips that would fasten the Talkman to the user's clothes.