Sony made it official and launched its first OLED Walkman. The NWZ-X1000 sports 3-inch AMOLED color display with WQVGA resolution (432x240 pixel) capable of displaying 262,144 colors. Two models on this series will be available on April this year in Japan. The X1050 will have 16GB of storage space - priced at 40,000 Yen, and X1060 comes with 32GB of storage with price tag of 50,000 Yen. I would not call it an iPod killer, but it has the potential to take some market share once Sony launch it worldwide.
Video of the X1000 series after the cut (in Japanese)
After yesterday's budget Samsungs, now it's the turn of Sony Ericsson to show us what's going on at their low-end. The Sony Ericsson W205 and S312 (shown after the cut) are both destined for prepaid service, the former aiming to be your "first Walkman phone" and the latter an entry-level cameraphone.
A video demonstrating Sony’s OLED touchscreen – as used on the new Sony Walkman – in silky-smooth action has emerged, courtesy of Flixmedia.tv. The clip demonstrates menu animations and transitions that certainly seem to be on a par with the iPhone and iPod touch, perhaps the first time we can say that about a rival PMP.
Video demo after the cut
Sony’s answer to iPod Touch lacks screen real estate at 0.5 inch smaller in diagonal. The full disclosure from Hk’s Sonystyle revealed a 3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, much smaller and pocket-friendly X-series Walkman with a fully digital noise cancellation to rival Apple iTouch. There isn’t much updates on this breathtaking device from here, and all we know is it’s coming this Summer. Most of the development were contributed from UK, and the latest news over there is it could be out as early as May 10th.
Full specifications of Sony's OLED-display NWZ-X1000-series Walkmans have emerged, courtesy of the Hong Kong SonyStyle store. The listing confirms the 3-inch WQVGA 432 x 240 OLED display together with the supported file types and maximum resolutions of the media the Walkman will play.
Sony’s AMOLED touchscreen Walkman PMPs, the NWZ-X1051 16GB and NWZ-X1061 32GB, have both been priced, at least in the UK. The two media devices – which boast integrated WiFi, 3-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive WQVGA screens and digital noise cancellation – are both available to order now from retailer Amazon UK, although delivery is estimated between two and five weeks.
Sony Ericsson have announced the W995 Walkman phone at Mobile World Congress this evening, an 8.1-megapixel cameraphone with A-GPS, WiFi and a 2.6-inch QVGA scratch-resistant display. There's also DLNA support, 118MB of onboard storage and a Memory Stick M2 slot; there'll be an 8GB M2 card in the box.
Sony Ericsson will be announcing a new flagship Walkman cellphone at Mobile World Congress next week, which according to the Unofficial SE Blog will look pretty much like this mockup image. Although exact cosmetic details aren't known, the new Sony Ericsson Hikaru will have a metal casing, slide-out numeric keypad and 8GB of internal storage
The concept videos for Sony's flexible OLED Walkman were apparently playing somewhere in the booth, and luckily for us, the folks over at Sony Insider caught some footage of it and uploaded it for the world to see. Interested in seeing what could very well be the future of portable music players? Watch the video after the jump.
Sony has announced the W and X-series of Walkman MP3 players, in the shape of the NWZ-W202 2GB and the NWZ-X1051 16GB and NWZ-X1061 32GB. The former has an active headphone system with jog dial control and ZAPPIN song search, while the latter players each have a 3-inch OLED touchscreen running at WQVGA resolution. They have integrated WiFi and can wirelessly access YouTube and download podcasts while mobile.