Sony NW-HD1 Walkman Digital Music Player

Sony is launching a Walkman digital music player capable of storing far more songs than Apple market-leading iPod, while also undercutting iPod’s price. Dubbed the Network Walkman NW-HD1, the 20GB device aimed at unseating Apple and can store 13,000 songs, will be launched on July 10 in Japan, by mid-August in the United States and in September in Europe. It is expected to sell for around 53,000 yen ($ 487) in Japan and less than $ 400 in the United States undercutting Apple’s 40-gigabyte device, which sells for $ 499 and can hold up to 10,000 songs. It packed more songs in a smaller storage space by using advanced compression technology. The NW-HD1 will be the smallest 20-GB player on the market. It is slightly larger than a credit card and 12.6 mm thick — less than half an inch. The battery lasts 30 hours, at least three times longer than the iPod’s. The NW-HD1 also employs shock-resistant technology that protects the hard drive if is dropped.

sony Sony NW HD1 Walkman Digital Music Player

Sony is launching a Walkman digital music player capable of storing far more
songs than Apple market-leading iPod, while also undercutting iPod’s price.
Dubbed the Network Walkman NW-HD1, the 20GB device aimed at unseating Apple and
can store 13,000 songs, will be launched on July 10 in Japan, by mid-August in
the United States and in September in Europe. It is expected to sell for around
53,000 yen ($ 487) in Japan and less than $ 400 in the United States undercutting
Apple’s 40-gigabyte device, which sells for $ 499 and can hold up to 10,000
songs. It packed more songs in a smaller storage space by using advanced
compression technology. The NW-HD1 will be the smallest 20-GB player on the
market. It is slightly larger than a credit card and 12.6 mm thick — less than
half an inch. The battery lasts 30 hours, at least three times longer than the
iPod’s. The NW-HD1 also employs shock-resistant technology that protects the
hard drive if is dropped.

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