- Sony Watchman
The Sony Watchman is a line of portable pocket
televisions trademarked and produced by Sony.
The initial model was introduced in
1982as the FD-210, becoming the first mass-produced pocket television. The FD-210 had a greyscale five centimetredisplay. The device weighed around 650 grammes, with a measurement of 87 x 198 x 33 millimetres. The device was sold in Japan with a price of 54,800 yen. Roughly two years later, in 1984, the device was introduced to Europeand North America.
Upon the release of further models, the display size increased, among other things. The FD-45, which released in 1986, was water-resistant. The [http://www.guenthoer.de/bilder-neu/fd-10-gr.jpgFD-10A] may have been the last of the flat-CRT B&W display-equipped models because in 1990, the FDL-310 was released with an entirely different type of display in the Watchman: LCD. This technology allowed for a color display.
Pop culture trivia
Raymond in "
Rain Man" carries a Sony Watchman around with him.
* [http://www.guenthoer.de/e-history.htm The Short History of Pocket TV]
* [http://www.walkmancentral.com Sony Watchman at Walkman Central]
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