Sony is about to launch a rival to Apple's iPod Touch, according to various online reports.

The web is rife with rumours that Sony will unveil an MP3 and video player with 3.3in 400x240 OLED touchscreen at January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place in Las Vegas.

According to Sony Insider, the MP3 player will be sold under the Walkman brand and will be available in either 16GB or 32GB capacities.

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The Wi-Fi-enabled device will allow users to click on an artist's name during playback to access videos of the artist available on video-sharing site YouTube. Sony Insider claims the device will allow users to subscribe to audio podcasts, and will support MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM, AVC, MPEG-4 and WMV files.

Users will also benefit from built-in search capabilities, an as-yet-unnamed web browser, and an FM radio.

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