Sony India introduces new E-Series
The new E-Series Walkman (NWZ-E350, NWZ-E450) has been introduced by Sony India. Two capacities will be available, 4 and 8GB, pricing is Rs 4990 and Rs 6990 respectively. The 4GB model is available in black and red, whereas the 8GB model is available as black and gold. If I recall correctly the E350 only comes with a USB port, so it will not work with any WM-port accessories, whereas the E450 will since it is equipped with a WM-port.
Press release after the break
New Delhi, November 22, 2010: Sony is all set to add vividness in your life with the ultra chic and super stylish range of E-Series Walkman. Available in delightful colors like Gold, Red and Black, this innovative product is designed for the young and the young at heart. Combining fun, form and function, this Walkman delivers a rich audio performance with clarity and precision and has an easy user interface. With the new E-series, consumers will be constantly entertained as the player offers up to 50 hours of audio and 10 hours of video playback time on a single charge.
The E-series features five of Sony’s proprietary sound technologies which deliver crisp and clear sound quality. Newly integrated is Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) that creates more natural tones that stay true to the original recording. The new Walkman range from Sony sports an improved user interface, making it easier for users to navigate and enjoy music and videos. Scroll through music albums simply with large views of album artwork on its clear 2.0 (5.2 cm) QVGA LCD screen. The Walkman also comes with a handy Bookmark function which lets users create, add to or edit up to five personalized playlists on the Walkman itself. The convenient Drag & Drop Transfer system enables you to easily transfer data to and from your Walkman.
Complementing this feature is the Karaoke Mode which automatically reduces the volume of original performer’s vocals, allowing users to hear the backing audio easily. The key of the song can also be adjusted to match their natural pitch without affecting playback speed. New SensMe™ channels automatically analyze and categorize the music library with Sony’s 12 Tone Analysis technologies, creating a series of themed playlists. With this feature, users can simply pick a music channel to suit his current mood, be it upbeat or mellow.