Sony NW-HD5 worldwide launch in May

Sony NW-HD5, small

So the official deets are out, and we can add a little bit to our initial list of specs. That 40 hour playback time is only for strictly ATRAC3Plus, and expect about 30 hours from regular old MP3 playback. The "Follow Turn Display" feature will automagically switch the display orientation depending on how the user holds it, as well as changing the orientation of the function buttons. It will weigh in at 125 grams and be debuting in the US, UK, Europe and Far East markets in May, to be followed up by a 30GB limited edition version in June. The 20GB NW-HD5 will drop in at about £200, or $375USD.