Sony today announced the new line of Walkman Players – Walkman F800 Series with Android 4.0 and Walkman E470 Series, the slimmest model in Walkman history.
The new Walkman models offer access to more than 14 million songs with Sony Entertainment Network’s cloud-based Music Unlimited Service. As part of a simple monthly subscription, Music Unlimited lets users transfer their favorite songs and ad-free radio channels to their Walkman device for a world of music discovery even when offline. Making it easy for users to load up existing media, Walkman supports drag-and-drop transfer of music, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists from iTunes for Windows via Media Go software or Windows Media Player.
Users can also keep their music in tune with their mood with SenseMe technology by automatically categorizing music tracks into different channels.
Walkman F800 Series
For an on-the-go entertainment experience, the new Android 4.0 powered Walkman F800 Series offers a generous range of pre-installed apps, from email to maps and media gallery, a 3.5-inch multi-touch screen and NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processer.
Users enjoy crisp highs and full, thumping bass powered by S-Master Digital Amplifier from Sony that cuts distortion and unpleasant clipping for clearer listening. And with a dedicated W. button, you can now jump to the music application while gaming or browsing the web and enjoy full playback and control their music collection.
The Walkman F800 Series is also more than just a music player. The ability to connect to Bluetooth enabled speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos is also useful at home or on the go.
The 16GB F800 Series will retail for about $269.99 and the 32GB will retail for about $299.99.
Walkman E470 Series
The slimmest Walkman player ever from Sony, the new E470 Series is the ultimate on-the-go companion at just 7.0-millimeters thin. Available in a metallic red or black finish and featuring crisp premium Walkman sound quality, the new E470 Series models are also packed with fun features such as karaoke mode, synchronized lyrics and two pre-installed Tetris and Sudoku like games, Puyo Pop Fever and NUMBER PLACE , on a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen.
The 4GB E470 Series will retail for about $79.99, the 8GB for about $89.99 and the 16GB for about $109.99.
All Walkman F800 and E470 Series models include soft hybrid silicone premium ear bud headphones.
The new Walkman Mobile Entertainment Players will be available beginning August 2012 at Sony Stores, participating retailers and online.