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Sony Walkman X gets much improved web browser

updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri November 27, 2009

Walkman X1000 1.1 speeds the web, more

Sony finished up its week with a major firmware upgrade for the Walkman X1000. The 1.1 update significantly ramps up the accuracy and speed of the NetFront web browser, whose performance was a liability in our review and has compared poorly against those in rival devices like the iPod touch and Zune HD. It also brings faster scrolling and an update that uses Bing instead of the now outdated Windows Live Search.

Actual media player features have been given a lift: owners can now search music by folder rather than just by metadata, and Sony's Content Transfer app for syncing iTunes music is now available to Japanese users.

The firmware update is available now in Europe and Japan, and should be available for North American owners soon. Installing the upgrade requires Windows XP, Vista or 7. [via Impress]



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