Sony has unveiled a new line of Android-powered Walkman media players, including what it says is the slimmest model in the brand’s history.
The electronics giant says the new devices offer “unparalleled sound quality” thanks to its Clear Audio technology while the S-Master™ digital amplifier incorporated in the flagship F800 Series “greatly reduces noise levels and distortion along with additional audio technologies to create an enriched music experience.”
In return for a monthly subscription Sony’s cloud-based Music Unlimited Service lets users transfer their favourite playlists and ad-free music channels to their device for enjoyment even when offline.
Windows users can also transfer music, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists from iTunes for Windows via Media Go software or Windows® Media Player.
Sony describe the new models as follows:
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. Interacting with your digital music collection, applications and games is a pleasure thanks to the large, highly-responsive 3.5-inch multi-touch screen and powerful performance with 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.
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.
Both ranges models include soft hybrid silicone premium ear bud headphones.