Sony NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 Walkman video players

Sony today took the wraps off two new Walkman video players NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series launched for the first time in U.S. The new Sony NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series of Walkman digital music players will support an open platform, providing more choices for downloading and managing music and video collections online The top-of-the-line Walkman video players NWZ-A810 series have a 2-inch QVGA (320 by 240 pixels) LCD screen and comes with higher quality Sony ear-buds also. Designed with a younger demographic in mind, the Sony NWZ-S610 series has a 1.8-inch QVGA (320 by 240 pixels) LCD screen and includes an FM tuner with 30 presets that make it convenient to listen to the radio on the go. Sony NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series players support security-enhanced Windows Media Audio (WMA), as well as non-secure AAC and MP3 music formats, plus JPEG files for photos, in addition to the AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile and MPEG-4 video codecs. The battery life allows up to eight hours of video playback for the NWZ-A810 series and nine-and-a-half hours for the NWZ-S610 series. The battery also provides up to 33 hours of music playback for both series.

Sony NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 Walkman video players store up to 1,850 songs on the 8GB models, 925 songs on the 4GB models, and 440 songs on the 2GB models. Users can download movie trailers, music videos, podcasts and video clips from the Internet and use readily-available shareware to convert the clips for use with the Walkman video players. Sony Pictures Entertainment has also provided video content for both of the new players, which is hosted at 2GB Sony NWZ-A815 is available for approximately $140, 4GB NWZ-A816 for $180 and 8GB NWZ-A818 for $230 and will be available in September across U.S.