• E-series: Sony's new walkman looks like a USB candy bar

    Sony in Japan has announced the Walkman E-series [JP], which (technically) looks pale compared to the recently unveiled OLED touchscreen Walkman, but can score with some interesting designs. The USB stick-type player will be available with 2GB (NW-E042), 4GB (NW-E043), or 8GB (NW-E044) internal memory and in a total of 10 different colors. Read More

  • Everything old is new again: Wireless headphones

    You kids with your fancy Bluetooth headsets and your fancy satellite radio and your portable music players magically transmitting stuff to other devices without any wires. You think you’re all so special. Well I got news for you, bub: wireless headphones were available on a Sony Walkman — you know, the kind that used cassette tapes — in 1988! Stick that in your pipe and smoke… Read More

  • NW-X1000: Sony finally announces OLED Walkman with touchscreen (video)

    Sony Japan today announced the NW-X1000 series [JP], consisting of two Walkman, the NW-X1050 with 16GB internal memory and the 32GB NW-X1060. The so-called X-Series was introduced to the general public for the first time back in January (during the CES 2009). Video after the jump. Read More

  • Sony Japan extends Walkman line-up

    Sony Japan today announced the NW-S738FK and the NW-S736FK, two new portable media players that are part of the Sony Walkman series. Both devices feature a 2-inch TFT display and come with mini speakers and noise-canceling earphones. There is no word yet on a release outside Japan. Read More

  • Sony's new X-Series touchscreen Walkmen are lookin' kinda good

    Sony’s dropped a solid-looking touchscreen Walkman line with the X-Series. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the finish (looks a bit like the kitchen counter), but these tiny Sony players always make up for kind of standard looks with a really polished feel. It comes in 16GB and 32GB flavors, prices to be determined, and does what you’d expect regarding YouTube and that sort… Read More

  • Rumor: Sony to debut an iPod Touch-like Walkman with OLED screen at CES

    Take an iPod Touch, swap out the LCD screen with an OLED screen, and you might just have Sony’s next Walkman. Sony Insider is reporting that we’ll apparently see a device with the following specs at CES this year: Capacities of 16GB and 32GB Three-inch WQVGA (480×320) OLED touchscreen Built-in Wi-Fi connection Click an artist’s name while a song is playing to view… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini Phone coming to Japan

    The Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced the Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini phone to be realeased in Japan at the end of December. It measures 44 x 75 x 18mm (when closed) and features a 1.8-inch LCD display with 4GB of built-in memory. The Xmini can hold up to 2,300 songs from EZ “Chaku Uta Full”, KDDI’s mobile music download service. When it’s closed, it looks… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson gets official with the W705 Walkman phone and the MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker

    We kind of knew these two Sony Ericsson products were dropping today, and so, here are the Sony W705 Walkman phone and MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker. The quad-band W705 seems like an upgraded G705 with WiFi, YouTube access, 3.2 MP camera, and a FM radio with TrackID built-in. Plus, it has a large 2.4-inch screen along with an accelerometer for Shake Control. The whole thing is made out of a… Read More

  • Sony's two new Walkman paint by numbers; NAS-like device could use a bigger hard drive

    Sony’s got two new Walkman models due for release next month, the NW-S730F and the NW-S630F. They’re both flash-based, with storage capacities going up to 16GB. They play the standard file formats, including Sony’s ATRAC and H.264 video, but the lack of FLAC is just annoying. Differentiate your product from the iPod, Sony! No price as yet. Read More

  • Sony Walkman is still alive!

    Not only is the Walkman still alive and kicking, but Sony updated three individual series today. We’ll start with the entry-level B-series. This one only plays music and lacks video playback like its older siblings, but you can drag and drop your music via USB. Add on the FM radio and voice recorder and this isn’t that bad a deal. Battery life is expected up to 16 hours. The 1GB… Read More

  • Sony's new E-series mp3 players pop up on NZ site

    The latest revision of Sony’s little Walkman E-series mp3 players has hit New Zealand first, apparently, and they appear to be more or less what was expected. 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB versions of the lightweight players will be available, and though the prices aren’t there yet, you can probably expect them to be roughly analogous to their older cousins — around $150-$250 for the range. Read More

  • Three more Sony Ericsson Walkman cellphones heading your way

    The Sony Ericsson Walkman cellphones turn 3-years-old this year, so SE is releasing three more such phones, the W902, W595 and W302. They’re all, let’s face it, essentially the same music phone we’ve seen for God knows how long, but there are a few new features that you might enjoy. There’s TrackID, which attempts to recognize the name of a song “listening”… Read More

  • Sony launches PSP, Walkman-friendly set-top box

    The PSP is a definite multimedia platform, and AT&T is selling a metric assload of Walkmen phones from Sony-Ericsson, but both of these devices have limited sources of media to take advantage of. PS3 owners have long enjoyed the ability to rip disks or downloadable content for their portable devices, but what if you’re an Xbox 360 fan? Enter the BDZ-A70, a set-top DVR-style device… Read More

  • Sony 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player hands-on

    http://blip.tv/play/AauANw Here’s a quick look at the 2GB video-capable Walkman from Sony. These little guys cost $99 and have a pretty easy-to-use interface, FM tuner, album art, and up to 33 hours of battery life for audio and up to 8 hours of battery life for video. 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player [SonyStyle.com] Read More

  • Sony's new Walkmen have Bluetooth, noise cancelling, 16GB

    Sony’s got its new Walkman-branded mp3 players out there, in three major flavors. The model numbers are incomprehensible as usual, so we’ll simplify them: the 710 more compact, with a small 1.8″ screen, and is limited to 8GB. The 720 series is bigger, with a 2.4″ screen, and goes up to 16GB. They both share Sony’s noise cancelling technology, which I was… Read More

  • Sony drops a trio of new customizable Walkmans

    [photopress:img_001.jpg,full,center] To compete with the iPod Shuffle, which is a fine DAP itself, Sony’s released a new line of USB-ready Walkman MP3 players, or at least in Japan. The 1, 2, or 4GB players come in many colors, have simple controls, and an LCD display. Another feature being pushed is the three-minute charge time, which gives you three hours of playback, and a longer… Read More

  • Sony A820 8GB/16GB Walkman has The Bluetooth built-in

    [photopress:sonya820.jpg,full,center] New Sony portable media players for your viewing pleasure. The NW-A820 series was just announced in Japan, where it’ll be released on March 20. (No release date for the U.S. has been announced. Sony hates us.) Two versions have so far been spotted, a $350ish 16GB model and a $260ish 8GB model. Now, then, what does it do? First, what it… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson officially announces W980 aka Alona

    Today at MWC Sony Ericsson officially announced the Alona, which will be sold under the W980 moniker. The latest Walkman phone brings 8GB of internal storage, superior sound quality, which is supposed to be true to the original recording. Also built-in is an FM transmitter that allows you to send whatever you’re listening to to any other device that has an FM receiver. That’s a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones: You know, for music

    Product Name: Sony Ericsson Z555
    Description: Sony is focusing on the music with their new Walkman phone. The W350 has a flip design with TrackID (hold it up to a radio and ID the song that’s playing) and a number of classy colors. It also has stereo Bluetooth streaming. Read More

  • SE W580i launced on AT&T; Decent little musicphone, indeed

    With all the Zune madness this week, we’ve overlooked another music device that just launched, the Sony-Ericsson W580i for AT&T. We like SE phones a lot, though as music devices (which they are, they’re called Walkmen), there’s still some work to be done. That being said, it’s a step in the right direction, with stereo Bluetooth, and a built-in FM radio… Read More