Sony unveils candy inspired Walkman

By Derek Sooman on
Sony has unveiled Network Walkman digital music players that take their inspiration from jellybean candy. The new players are bean-shaped and will be available in colours that are intended to match various jellybean flavors: tropical ice is blue; cotton candy is pink; licorice is black; and coconut is white. They will go on sale later this year, and feature a 1-line OLED (organic light emitting diode) display for details of the track being played or to show the current time. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery can provide up to 50 hours of playback.

The bean-shaped players will be available in four versions: the NW-E205 and NW-E305 have 512MB of memory and the latter model has an FM radio, and the NW-E207 and NW-E307 have 1GB of memory with an FM radio in the latter model.

Sony has announced three of the models, except the NW-E307, for the European market and the two 300-series models for the U.S. market. In the U.S. the NW-E305 will cost $130 and the NW-E307 will cost $180 and they should both be available in October. European launch details and pricing was not immediately available.

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