A bit earlier we mentioned Sony has launched several new Walkman digital media players today. While the two higher-end devices ran the Android operating system, Sony has also unveiled some less expensive devices that might be more appealing to users not wanting another Android gadget. The other Sony media players include the S Series and M Series.
Sony has crammed several new media players into its Walkman lineup aimed at music fans who want to take their collection with the go. The new media players include the NW-ZX1 and three different colors of players that fall into the NW-F880 family. These players run the Android operating system making them able to do more than just play music.
Sony has announced new products for its Walkman WH series called the NWZ-WH303 and the NWZ-WH505. Both of these products offer users three different ways to listen to their favorite music in one device. Both products have headphone drivers that are able to switch between different sound modes.
More and more people may be relying on their smartphones for portable entertainment, but Sony isn't willing to leave even a shrinking PMP market to Apple's iPod, hence the new E-Series Walkman range. The Walkman E580 and Walkman E380 each support music, video, and photo playback, with the E580 having a 2-inch display and a battery good for up to 77hrs of use, while the smaller E380 scales it down to 1.77-inches of screen and up to 30hrs of runtime.
Odds are most of us have no idea who Meb Keflezighi is. Meb Keflezighi is an American distance runner, and he participated in the Olympics in London this summer. His event was the marathon, and he came in fourth place. At the 2004 Athens Olympics he took the silver and while he didn't get a medal in London, he did beat his 2004 performance by 23 seconds. Sony is celebrating the distance runner by giving him his own special-edition ...
Sony may not have shown us the full majesty of its "Four Screens" strategy yet, but at least its new CMT-V70B Walkman dock shows some joined-up thinking thanks to Bluetooth. The slimline speaker-dock looks a little like something from Sonos' stable, with a pop-out Walkman cradle and Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP for streaming from your iPhone, iPad or something else.
Sony has added a new device to its Walkman range called the B170. This new Walkman is small and compact with a fast charging battery for playback on the go. The device has an integrated USB connector under a cap on the player and looks a bit like a flash drive. The USB connector can be used to directly connect the player to your computer or stereo with no wires needed.
The Android operating system is turning up in all sorts of tech gear from smartphones and tablets to set-top boxes and MP3 players. Sony has a new product called the NW-Z1000 that is a portable MP3 player carrying the Walkman name. This device launched in Japan previously, but it has been spied crossing the FCC for approvals.
I haven't owned or used a Walkman since the 80's when they were big yellow devices that played cassette tapes. Sony has a bunch of new Walkman players that it has unveiled at IFA 2011 and most support Bluetooth wireless playback. The Walkman A860, S760, and E460 players all support MediaGo software for drag and drop media transfers.