According to a company press release, Sony is introducing two new, innovative MP3 players, the X-series Video MP3 player and the W-series wearable MP3 player.
The release continues by saying that the X-series players, the NWZ-X1051 and the NWZ-X1061, have 16GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively and are the first MP3 players to feature OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) touch screens. In addition to the 3-inch OLED displays, the players have buttons to provide tactile navigation. The X-series players also feature an integrated noise-canceling circuit and Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, which enhances sound lost in file compression. The X-series players even have built-in Wi-Fi technology that allows users to access Internet browsers and podcasts. Price has yet to be determined.
The W-Series player ($70), available in black or pink, has 2GB of storage and is perfect for wearing when exercising. The W-series, like Apple’s iPod Shuffle, does not have a display to show users what is playing. Sony instead employed its new ZAPPIN mode, operated by a Jog Dial, that plays “popular clips of each song in your device’s music library” in order to provide a simple method of browsing. The player also has a quick charge function that enables 90 minutes of music playback with only a 3-minute charge (the player will operate for up to 12 hours when fully charged).
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