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Sony NW-HD5 coming June - maybe?

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Friend of mine just back from Tokyo, a sony salesperson said that Sony would be releasing the HD5 in June and that it would be quite different from the current HD range!
Anyone heard anything else?
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Originally Posted by doomlordis
Anyone heard anything else?
Yes.
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sony seems to be chugging out the HD series quite quickly.
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Whats happening with the HD4?
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Typical Sony product cycle. They like to release something new every 6 months. Sometimes it's a cosmetic upgrade, sometimes it's a full upgrade. I hope they're real improvements over the HD3, which is very nice as it stands.
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Many japanese manufactures avoid the number 4 because it is bad luck.

Yeah, I hope it's navigation is vastly improved. Maybe using something like what their md's use (i.e. mechanical wheels). They are quite good actually.
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Originally Posted by mushu
Many japanese manufactures avoid the number 4 because it is bad luck.
In Japanese 4 translates to both "shi" and "yon". However, "shi" also means death in japanese. Hence the number is considered bad luck.
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Exactly - there was never a Canon PowerShot G4 model.
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I thought 3 was the bad number... I remember a long time ago working for Chinese folks who bought a two buildings for our new store location and they took the address ending in 5 rather than 3 due to luck.

And didnt Creative skip the Audigy 3 for the same reason?

sorry to go off topic
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4 is considered a bad luck number for chinese/japanese as the pronunciation rhymes with death. its like the number 13 is an unlucky number to some people.
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They have them on amazon.co.uk. Just type nw-hd5 in the search box.
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Amazon doesn't have any technical information but it has the following images.


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Looks pretty ugly after red hd3 IMHO.
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are those real pic of HD5?? If so, then the design is worse than HD3. I wonder what kind of feature Sony added.
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Originally Posted by manixc
are those real pic of HD5?? If so, then the design is worse than HD3. I wonder what kind of feature Sony added.
Those are from amazon.co.uk.
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