Sony’s dropping some new, smooth looking Walkmans our way this week led by the NWZ-A820 which features audio and video playback with a 2.4-inch QVGA display at 30 fps, includes EX earbuds and 36 hours of battery life for audio playback, 10 for video. It comes in capacities of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, is compatible with Windows Media and supports MP3, AAC, WMA, L-PCM formats for audio and h.264/MPEG4 for video. Sony has also added Bluetooth into the mix along with their noise canceling technology.
Sony’s NWZ-A720 series has looks a specs very much like the A820 series but it loses the wireless Bluetooth. Sony also has a NWZ-A820K model that will not only come with the earbuds but also includes a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones to take advantage of the no-wires connectivity.
The NWZ-S710F series of Walkmans doesn’t share the slick looks of its siblings and has a smaller 1.8-inch LCD display, FM tuner and the same noise canceling technology as the others with a little bit smaller price tag. The retailing pricing of the players break down as follows:
- NWZ-A828K – 8GB, $270
- NWZ-A829 – 16GB, $320
- NWZ-A726 – 4GB, $150
- NWZ-A728 – 8GB, $200
- NWZ-A729 – 16GB, $300
- NWZ-S716F – 4GB, $150
- NWZ-S718F – 8GB, $200
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