updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed August 11, 2010
Sony intros two Walkman E350 media players
Sony has introduced a new, entry-level Walkman digital audio player to the US, the E350. Sony has two models, with 4GB or 8GB capacities. Each can play back 128kbps MP3 audio for as long as 50 hours, or 10 hours of 384kbps WMV video. They still include Content Transfer software to either drag and drop or sync with an iTunes library.
Sony's SenseMe feature automatically sorts music by channels and playlists. A new user interface has Album Scroll and Scene Scroll functions. A playlist can be created on the fly during listening using a Bookmark Function. AAC and WMA also work alongside MP3 and WMV, including with DRM on Microsoft's formats.
Both arrive in September, with the 4GB NWZ-E353 version priced at $70 and the 8GB NWZ-E354 at $80.