Sony's just announced a new E-Series Walkman, the E350. Available in blue, red or black, these bad boys come in both 4GB and 8GB varieties. Simple players, they offer up to 50 hours of music playback, and up to ten hours of video, and support a variety of formats. Other than that -- well, there's not much more than that. If you can't wait to get your hands on one, well you'll have to wait until next month, but it'll cost you $70 for the 4GB and $80 for the 8GB version once available at Sony Style. Full press release is below.
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MEDIA ALERT: SONY INTRODUCES HIGH-QUALITY WALKMAN MP3 PLAYERS AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE POINTS

New Walkman® NWZ-E350 Series Video MP3 Players feature extended battery life, excellent sound quality and more

WHO: The new Sony Walkman models feature outstanding sound quality, advanced audio technologies, extreme battery life and more-- all at affordable price points.



WHAT: It supports up to 50 hours of audio playback (mp3 files at 128 kbps) and 10 hours of supported video playback (WMV at 384 kbps). The unit utilizes Sony's own "Clear Audio" technologies, for clear, deep sound without distortion. The model also comes equipped with Content Transfer Software, enabling simple transfer of music and video files straight from a PC or iTunes™ library (not including DRM files).



The player features Sony's SenseMe™ technology, which automatically categorizes music tracks in a connected library into a variety of music channels and playlists. It also has a brand new user interface with such features as "Album Scroll" and "Scene Scroll", enabling quick and easy content navigation.



It includes a "Bookmark Function" so listeners can create playlists on-the-fly while listening through songs from their music library. Simply bookmark a song while it's playing to a custom, user-generated playlist. Supported audio formats for the new player include MP3, WMA (DRM), AAC (non-DRM) and linear PCM, and supported video format is WMV (DRM).



WHERE: The Sony E Series Walkman will be available next month for about $70 for a 4GB memory version, model NWZ-E353, and $80 for an 8 GB version, model NWZ-E354, at www.sonystyle.com, Sony Style retail stores and other authorized retailers nationwide.

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