Sony Introduces New Walkman® Devices, Including Thinnest Walkman® To Date

Sony is introducing a couple new devices to their Walkman® music player line, including the thinnest Walkman® to date.  The F800 and E470 series will launch next month and include the Sony cloud-based Music Unlimited service. Music Unlimited is a monthly subscription service that entitles members access to 14 million songs and the ability to transfer their favorite songs to their Walkman® for offline listening.  Users can easily drag and drop files to their device using iTunes® for Windows® via Media Go software or Windows® Media Player.  Sony is also including SenseMe technology which catalogs music into different channels.  You can find the specifications for the new devices below:

Walkman® F800 Series

  • 3.5″ touch screen
  • Android 4.0
  • NVIDIA Tegra® 2 dual-core processor
  • S-Master Digital Amplifier which cuts distortion, providing better clarity when listening.
  • W. button to allow easy access to music controls.
  • Included applications such as email, gallery and maps.
  • Bluetooth® capabilities

Walkman® E470 Series

  • 2.0 LCD screen
  • 7mm thin
  • Karaoke mode
  • Two pre-installed games

The 4GB E470 will retail for $79.99, the 8GB for $99.99, and the 16GB for $109.99.  Pricing for the F800 line is higher as they will release at $269.99 for the 16GB version and $299.99 for the 32GB model.  These new models are scheduled for an August release and will be available in retail stores as well as online at www.sony.com/walkman.

Let us know if you plan on picking up one of these new Walkman® devices.

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