Sony Japan have announced a bevy of new Walkman PMPs, the NW-A840, S740 and S640. The A840-series gets an OLED display like its X-Series sibling, but in this case its a regular display rather than a touchscreen. Still, it manages to be the thinnest Walkman to-date, at just 7.2mm thick, despite that 2.8-inch display, up to 64GB of storage and a battery apparently good for up to 29 hours of music playback or 9 hours of video.
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You can also hook the A840 Walkmans up to your TV, with up to 720 x 480 resolution video supported. There’s also ambient noise reduction, drag & drop content transfer from your PS3, and a set of the company’s high-end MDR-EX300SL earbuds.
As for the S740 and S640 Walkmans, they have the same headphones and video-out capabilities as the A840, but smaller 2-inch LCD displays. Some models include integrated speakers, while others have noise-cancellation.
The new Sony Walkman NW-A840 series will be available from October 31st, ranging from the 16GB NW-A845 (¥24,000/$264), through the 32GB NW-A846 (¥30,000/$330), and topping out at the 64GB NW-A847 (¥40,000/$440). Meanwhile the new S-series PMPs will arrive earlier, before the end of this month, priced between ¥16,000 to ¥25,000 ($176-275).
Sony A840 Walkmans:
Sony S740/S640 Walkmans: