Looks like iPod Touch will have to face a lot of competition now. Another in the line to compete with Apple’s touchscreen offering is Sony’s X-Series of Walkman players. The players, NWZ-X1050/1060 boast a 3-inch wide OLED touchscreen as well as dedicated media buttons to ease the navigation. Apart from the goodness of Walkman features, it also integrates S-master Digital Amplifier technology to give low-distortion sound and Digital Noise Cancelling. A noise cancelling switch is placed on the player which can be set to three settings – Plane, Bus/Train or Office. There’s also Wi-Fi to help YouTube streaming, podcast download and web browsing possible on the player.
The W-Series on the other hand tries to fit into the wearable electronics category. It’s a no frills player with the earphones itself acting as the brain that stores music up to 2GB. The new ZAPPIN technology will play a chorus of the song if a user feelx the urge to search and play some particular track.
Sony did not reveal the price but said that both the players will be available from Spring 2009.