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This Week

This week can be termed as the “Walkman Week”. On July 1, 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman.

The Device was devised by Sony cofounder Masaru Ibuka, who felt Sony’s existing portable player was too unwieldy and expensive.

As the device was to be sold worldwide, it was sold under many different names like Soundabout in the United States, Freestyle in Australia and Sweden, and Stowaway in the UK. But eventually in early 1980s, Walkman caught on globally and Sony used the name worldwide.