updated 01:30 pm EDT, Mon March 9, 2009
Sony OLED Walkman
Sony has finally posted up a product page for its NWZ-X1000 series Walkman MP3 player, albeit in Hong Kong, revealing it will sport a 3-inch OLED display that plays video at 320x240 even though the hardware supports a larger 432x240 resolution. On that energy efficient screen, users will be able of watching MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV format videos or browse the Internet and watch YouTube videos thanks to the Walkman's already recognized Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, videos are only playable up to 2GB in size.
Audio files playable on the NWZ-X1000 include MP3, WMA, WAV and lossless AAC (MP4, M4A and 3GP), the last at up to 320kbps bit rates. An FM tuner is also integrated, with JPEG photos viewable on the device as well. Sony rates battery life at 33 hours of music listening along with nine hours of watching video. No estimate has been given for web browsing.
While US pricing has not yet been officially revealed, an Amazon UK listing revealed the price is set at the equivalent of $305 for the 16GB NWZ-X1050B and $403 for the 32GB NWZ-X1060B. No US prices have been announced yet, though Sony estimates a summer launch. [via Engadget]