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NewsPoster Sep 25, 2013 11:41 AM
Sony extends Walkman lines in Japan with Android media players
Sony is continuing to extend its line of <a href=" gital.sound.enhancement.engines/" rel='nofollow'>Walkman-branded</a> personal music players with a raft of new models, including two Android devices. The Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 range, powered by Android 4.1, will be going on sale in Japan later this year, alongside new media players in the S-series and M-series ranges.<br />
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The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>ZX1</a> and the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>F880</a> range boast four-inch, 854x480-resolution touchscreens, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, and GPS, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>writes</a> <em>Unwired View</em>. The F880 series, continuing from last year's <a href="" rel='nofollow'>F800 series</a> and also including an FM radio, will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities and will cost between 27,000 yen ($275) and 40,000 yen ($405). The ZX1 eschews the FM radio in favor of 128GB of storage, and has a price tag of 75,000 yen ($750). The F880 range is shipping on October 19th in Japan, while the ZX1 will go on sale in December. <br />
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The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>S-series</a> will include the S780 and S780K models, with the K version including a speaker dock, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>reports</a> <em>Slashgear</em>. Onboard noise cancellation will cut out 98 percent of ambient noise, an FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, video player, photo browser, a playback speed control, a 320x240 display, and approximately 77 hours of music playback from a single charge. Shipping on October 19th in capacities of up to 32GB, the S-series will start from 18,000 yen ($180). The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>M-series</a>, shipping on December 7th for 18,000 yen ($180) also has active noise cancellation, an FM radio, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity, but is housed in a much more compact casing. <br />
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It is not known how many of these new models, if any, will be sold by Sony in the US or Europe.
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