Sony’s latest Walkman media players offer Android 4.0, 32GB storage, and more. (Photo : Sony)
Sony announced its newest line of Walkman Mobile Entertainment Players, including the E470 series, the slimmest model in Walkman history.
The E470 series Walkman are available in metallic red and in black featuring "crisp premium Walkman® sound quality," according to a statement by Sony.
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"The new E470 Series models are also packed with fun features such as karaoke mode, synchronized lyrics and two pre-installed Tetris and Sudoku like games, Puyo Pop Fever and NUMBER PLACE, on a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen."
The F800 model provides with 3.5-inch screen with the option of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models with five to 36 hours of audio playback. Another specialty of the F800 mode, it is equipped with Android 4.0 and access to the web.
The F800 device is prepared with preinstalled apps from e-mail to maps and media offerings. The players can connect to the Internet using Bluetooth as well.
There is also the 8GB S770BT, which is already available in Europe. It packs with a 2-inch QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array) LCD screen and a familiar circular button interface below.
With the latest Walkman series, users will have access to 14 million songs to choose from, courtesy of Sony Entertainment Network's cloud-based Music Unlimited Service. With their monthly subscription, Music Unlimited allows users to transfer their favorite songs and commercial-free radio channels to their Walkman devices. Users can drag and drop music though iTunes content and media from Windows Explorer.
The new Walkman players will be available in next month at Sony stores.
The 16G F800 Series will retail for about $269.99 and the 32G will retail for about $299.99. The 4G E470 Series will retail for about $79.99, the 8G for about $89.99 and the 16G for about $109.99.