Sony’s OLED Walkman specs revealed, QVGA rears its ugly head

By Tim Stevens,


We’ve been itching to spend some quality time with Sony’s NWZ-X1000-series player since its granite-sided shell was first revealed just ahead of CES, and now that it’s inching closer to release (in the Old Country, at least) we finally have a full spec sheet to parse. On the audio side it’ll play MP3, WMA, and AAC at up to 320kbps, and for video there’s MPEG-4, H.264, and WMV support, sadly in most cases crippled at 320 x 240 despite that 3-inch OLED screen’s 432 x 240 native resolution. That’s nearly a quarter of those pixels gone to waste. Other goodies include FM tuning, 802.11g/b WiFi, internet browsing with YouTube support, and 33 hours of battery life when grooving to tunes, 9 hours when watching video, and surely much less when cruising the web. Still no confirmed domestic release date, but it can’t be long now.


Sony Unveils OLED Walkman Specs

By Chris,


Sony’s OLED Walkman might just be a great iPod touch competitor. And Sony has decided to unveil the specs of the X1000 Walkman series. Here’s what you’ll get if you purchase one:

•3-inch (432 x 240 pixels) OLED touchscreen display
•32GB storage
•NetFront web browser, YouTube support
•MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV audio / AVC, H.264, MPEG4, WMV video
•Integrated noise cancellation
•FM tuner
•802.11g/b WiFi
•33 hours of music playback, 9 hours of video playback

There’s certainly more space for your music than on the iPod touch but there’s no store filled with unnecessary apps for this Sony Walkman. So what will you choose? The iPod or the Walkman?