Now Sony will try to compensate for its mistakes being one of the first to launch a hard drive-based portable player that supports both audio and video. The next-generation Walkman (or whatever you want to call it) will go on sale in Japan in late June and will play MP3 audio files as well as MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video formats.
[COLOR=#1951B9]The hard drive inside the HMP-A1 has a capacity of 20GB and data can be transferred between this and a personal computer over a USB 2.0 connection. The screen, which dominates the front of the device, is a 3.5-inch LCD with 320 pixel by 240 pixel (QVGA) resolution. Alongside its right-hand side are a small number of navigation buttons and there is also an in-line remote control in the headphone cable.[/COLOR]
Battery life has been estimated from 4 to 8 hours depending what you are playing, this will certainly make for a very interesting product, looking forward to it.