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  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Though Sony has ditched ATRAC and its music store, it doesn’t mean it’s going to stop putting out digital audio players. The ATRAC-less NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 are all about supporting AAC, WMA, MP3, AVC, and MP4 formats and support PlaysForSure audio. Both are supposed to get extremely good battery life around the 33 hour mark despite the 1.8-inch QVGA screen being lit up all… Read More

  • Sony Ditches Music Store, ATRAC Audio Format

    Sony Ditches Music Store, ATRAC Audio Format

    Over the past three to four years, I’ve always kept an eye on Sony’s MP3 Walkmen players. Though they look cool at times and have some features I’d enjoy (like FM Radio), the fact that they are not OS X-compatible and use the ATRAC file format is what kept myself and possibly you from purchasing one. So it looks like it only took about half a lifetime for Sony to wise up… Read More

  • Sony to Release ATRAC-, Bloatware-free Walkman

    Sony to Release ATRAC-, Bloatware-free Walkman

    What’s more surprising? That Sony is releasing a drag-and-drop Walkman, the B100, that doesn’t use a music loading app and won’t support ATRAC or that there’s a site dedicated to ATRAC news? I’m going with the latter. The Walkman comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions and should be available next month, probably only in Japan. Do we care? Not specifically, but… Read More