While the rest of the world makes do with the 2-inch, QVGA display on their NW-A800
Walkman, China just nabbed a pair of biggie Sony Walkman branded flash video players under the PMX-M70 (pictured) and PMX-U50 monikers. The M70 series brings a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 pixel display for viewing MPEG-4 video stored in up to 8GB of flash memory or Memory Stick expansion. It also records audio or video when jacked-in appropriately or plays back MP3, WMA, and AAC audio over the unit's integrated stereo speakers. The PMX-U50 then, is a throw-back to the ol' GigaPocket PCVA-HVP20
design with a refreshed spec sheet touting a 2.4-inch TFT LCD, FM tuner, drag-n-drop support (no SonicStage!), voice recorder and more in capacities up to 4GB. Notable by its absence from the press release is ATRAC
. While three ATRAC-less, SonicStage-less products released in the last 4 weeks certainly does not constitute a trend, it's tantalizing nonetheless. See the U50 pictured after the break.