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Press release   •   Jan 08, 2009 00:30 GMT

WALKMAN® X Series Video MP3 Player

  • Super clear 3-inch OLED wide touchscreen
  • Best-ever WALKMAN® sound quality with S-Master Digital Amplifier and Clear Audio technologies
  • World first* MP3/video player with Digital Noise Cancelling for the most effective noise reduction
  • Open support for all popular music and video formats
  • Hybrid controls (touchscreen plus buttons) for simple operation
  • Wi-fi connectivity for Easy YouTube streaming, Podcast direct downloading and internet browsing

*Based on Sony’s survey (as of December 2008)

WALKMAN® W Series MP3 Player

  • Headphone-style WALKMAN® keeps you free from cables
  • Superior sound quality with 13.5mm EX headphones
  • New Function ZAPPIN™ for easy searching of and listening to songs
  • Compact and lightweight means its comfortable to wear
  • Sony’s Unique Spiral form headphones fit for comfortable fit

WALKMAN® X Series

The new WALKMAN® X series delivers the ultimate personal entertainment experience. Packed with latest Sony audio and video technology, it’s the perfect choice for anyone who’s serious about enjoying their digital media collection on the move. The slim, compact and beautifully styled X series fits easily into your pocket.

The X series is also the first WALKMAN® to feature a 3-inch widescreen OLED touchscreen meaning videos and digital photos stand out with incredible colours and contrast, while response time is super-quick for breathtaking results with fast-moving action like sports.

The ‘hybrid’ combination of large touchscreen plus dedicated music player buttons makes operation simple and intuitive. If you’re watching videos, it’s easy to find the right moment in longer videos with the touchscreen’s new ‘Scene Scroll’ function.

The 3-inch OLED touchscreen is also perfect for flicking through your photo collection in sharp detail, complete with music soundtrack if you wish.

Audio quality is everything you’d expect from the flagship in the WALKMAN® range. The new X series is packed with digital Clear Audio Technologies by Sony for rich, wide bandwidth audio with clear, commanding bass and enhanced stereo separation.

In another WALKMAN® first, S-master Digital Amplifier technology assures rich, lifelike ultra-low distortion sound. Already featured on Sony hi-fi and home theatre products, S-master amplification puts you centre-stage in the studio or concert hall, while maintaining a crisp and clear sound.

A handy switch activates Digital Noise Cancelling, immersing you in a world of beautiful WALKMAN® sound without intrusions. There’s a choice of three settings to cut background noise whether you’re onboard a plane, bus/train or in the office. Also, air travellers can connect the WALKMAN® directly to the plane’s AV system with the supplied connector, in flight, to benefit from the WALKMAN®’s noise cancelling capabilities.

Loading up your WALKMAN® with music and video content is seamless, easy and fun. On-board Wi-Fi connectivity lets you stream YouTube, Podcast direct downloading and internet browsing.

While you’re enjoying a track, you can expand your knowledge of a genre. X Series can offer a choice of related links, pointing you directly to artist-related resources like YouTube[NB: depends on country/region].

WALKMAN® W Series

Sony takes the WALKMAN® legend another step forward with its wearable MP3 Player. The new W Series has a fresh new design, delivering brilliant WALKMAN® sound quality and fabulous value in a fun, funky all-in-one design.

Light and easy to wear, the WALKMAN® W Series is available in five fashionable colours [black, white, pink, green, violet]. Sound quality from the comfort-fit 13.5mm EX headphones is rich and clear. New ZAPPIN™ mode offers a fun new way to browse quickly through your music collection. It automatically detects and plays the main chorus part of each track, helping you find the song you want with just a few touches of the player’s jog dial.

The supplied ‘Content Transfer’ software enables easy ‘drag and drop’ transfer of non-DRM music files to your WALKMAN® from online music services such as iTunesTM.

The WALKMAN® X and W series will be available from Spring 2009.