Sony launches two Sony Walkman MP3 playersB and E Series models to launch at the end of July

14 July 2009

Sony Walkman B series

The compact Sony B Series Walkman

Sony has launched two new entry-level walkman MP3 players: the slim, video-playing E Series models and the ultra-compact B Series models.

The E Series models are slim at just 9.3mm thick. The E Series sports a two-inch LCD for viewing video files, photos and album art. The Sony E Series Walkman will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, and black or red shells.

Sony E Series Walkman

The E Series models feature FM radio tuners, and Sony claims that each full charge of the battery should allow you to listen to music for around 30 hours, or watch video for around six hours.

Sony B Series Walkman

The new Sony B Series Walkman will be available in 2GB or 4GB capacities. It will be launched in pink, orange, red or black variations and offers, according to Sony, approximately 18 hours of music play back per battery charge.

Jon Barrow, Which? MP3 player expert, said: 'With both the Sony B Series and, slightly more advanced, E Series, Sony has launched two new, and very basic, models into an already crowded market.

'Being Sony models we expect them to fare reasonably well in our tests. If you're after an entry-level device, rather than something more advanced like an Apple iPod Touch or the Sony X series Walkman, then these models will probably do the job.'

Both the B and E Series will launch at the end of July.

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