Japanese electronics maker Sony revealed their new line-up of Walkman MP3 audio and video players, which is set to replace their current Z-range.
“This summer’s line-up of MP3 audio and video players by Sony includes the sleekest, slimmest Walkman models ever. Just 7mm thin, the new S770BT and E570/470 Series take up little space when they’re slipped into a pocket or bag. With up to 36 hours play time from a single charge, there’s plenty of stamina to keep you entertained on long journeys. And if you’re looking for a supreme listening experience, Walkman F800 Series brings you an exciting world of ultra-detailed hi-fi sound, Wi-Fi connectivity and apps,” the company said in a statement.
All new Walkman models are compatible with Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited, allowing access to the millions of music tracks on offer. As part of a simple monthly subscription, Music Unlimited lets users transfer their playlists and ad-free radio channels to Walkman, so they can listen to it even when offline.
The Walkman F800 Series is powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), features a range of pre-installed apps, from email to maps and media gallery, and can connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to download more on Google Play.
“You’ll enjoy crisp highs and full, thumping bass powered by S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and five Clear Audio technologies. You can even share your sounds out loud via the built-in xLOUD speaker system that cuts distortion and unpleasant clipping for clearer listening,” Sony added.
The new Walkman MP3 will include the S770BT Series, E570 Series and the E470 Series, which will all be available from today.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor