Sony announced three new Walkman music players, the S, E and B series. Sony’s new S series (pictured above) is a top-end media player that does music and video playback, including the Windows Media Video (WMV) files with DRM. It is also the first music player to have Sony’s SensMe function that automatically creates channels that can align with a user’s preferences. It features e integrated active noise cancellation, a 2-inch QVGA LCD screen, and 7.5mm thickness. Two models are available, the 4GB NWZ-S736 that costs $150 and the 8GB NWZ-S738F that is priced at $180.
The E series is also format friendly, like the S series. It also support WMV with DRM. The $100 NWZ-E436F has 4GB capacity while the $140 NWZ-E438F comes with 8GB.
Both E and S series Walkman players support MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM music, AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile and MPEG-4 videos as well as JPEG images.
Lastly, the B series is entry-level music player that supports only WMA and MP3 music. The NWZ-B133F with 1GB memory costs $45 and the 2GB NWZ-B135 costs $60.
They will be available in September.