1. Sony Walkman NW2 – F805
Running on the Android OS, this PMP pairs the ever growing app library of Google Play, with finely tuned audio tech from Sony to create a great sounding device that's also very well connected. An S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and Clear Audio ensures every detail of the song is heard, while the xLOUD speaker system lets you share your music with the whole room. Front and centre is a 3.5-inch touchscreen and it’s fully compatible with Sony’s Music Unlimited service.
Price: £200 | Sony
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iPod Touch aside, here's our pick of the best MP3 players to splash the cash on if the Apple PMP doesn't take your fancy
Now we all now how revolutionary the iPod has been since it rocked up in 2001 and will no doubt continue to change the way we listen to music, watch video and consume apps if Apple treats the iPod Touch to another refresh later this year.
While the Apple PMP has wielded its magic on millions, it's clearly not for everyone, so if the idea of being shackled to iTunes is simply not an option, here's the alternatives that you might want to spend your money on instead.