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Sony E-Series lands in North America (NWZ-E34x)

Coupled with the new S-Series debut, Sony has also introduced its new E-Series Walkman Video MP3 players for North America, designed for those looking for great functionality at affordable prices.  More after the break.

The new E-Series Walkman players feature a similar stylish, compact design as the aforementioned S Series and utilize the same "Clear Audio" technology to produce very clean, high quality sound. The E-Series models have a high resolution, high contrast 2-inch (diag.) QVGA LCD screen, with playback at up to 30 frames per second.

Further, the E-Series’ battery can last for up to 30 hours of music playback and approximately up to 4 hours of video playback. Codec support includes MP3, WMA(DRM), AAC(non DRM) and Linear PCM for audio and WMV(DRM) for video. This model also supports JPEG photo format. The E-Series also includes the Content Transfer application for simple transfers of digital music files.

Additional features include an FM tuner with 30 preset, sleeper timer and alarm. The included headphones are the MDR-E804YLP.

Dimensions(W/H/D): Approx. 44.6 x 87.3 x 9.7 mm
Mass: Approx. 54g

The new Sony E-Series will be available in red and black colors and in capacities of 8 GB and 16 GB. Both the 8GB and 16GB models will be available next month for about $80 US/$100 CAD and $100 US/$130 CAD, respectively.

It is interesting to note that the E-Series for North America is not the same as in Europe. The model for North America is the NWZ-E34x whereas Europe has the NWZ-E44x. The Sonystyle Canada website has 2 tibits of information I did not see in the press release, Firmware – Upgradable and Interface –USB : mini-B. I am wondering if Sony NA has opted for a mini USB plug? I saw no mention of this in the European press release. Stay tuned, will look into this.

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