Sony announces new walkman series F800 & E470 running Android 4.0
Sony Electronics has announced an entirely new series of Walkmans today running Android 4.0 aka IceCream Sandwich. This lineup also includes the slimmest model in walkman history, E470.
In terms of Mobile song entertainment, Music aficionados have access to more than 14 million songs with Sony Entertainment Network’s cloud-based Music Unlimited Service. And with a simple monthly subscription, Music Unlimited lets users transfer their favorite songs and ad-free radio channels to their Walkman device for a world of music discovery even when offline. Moreover, the IceCream Sandwich platform will make it easier for users to load up existing media, drag-and-drop transfer music, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists from iTunes for Windows via Media Go software or Windows Media Player.
Walkman F800 Series:
Running on Android 4.0 and powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processer, Walkman F800 Series offers a mighty range of pre-installed apps, from email to maps and media gallery.
It sports a 3.5-inch multi-touch screen. In addition, the ability to connect to Bluetooth enabled speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos makes it a little more than an ordinary walkman player.
Walkman E470 Series:
As mentioned above, at just 7.0 mm thickness it is the slimmest walkman player ever from Sony! The display is however lesser than the F800 Series, standing at 2.0 inches. The E470 Series models are packed with features such as karaoke mode, synchronized lyrics and two pre-installed Tetris and Sudoku like games, Puyo Pop Fever and NUMBER PLACE. It’s available in a metallic red or black finish colors.
Both these models come with soft hybrid silicone premium ear bud headphones.
The 16GB F800 Series will be priced at $269.99 and the 32GB for $299.99. The 4GB E470 Series will be priced at $79.99, the 8GB at $89.99 and the 16GB at $109.99.
The new Walkman series will be made available at all Sony stores and major retail outlets staring August. There is no India launch dates mentioned though.