Sony will release a completely redesigned sports series flash memory-based network Walkman in the September/October timeframe. It will be available in two versions, the silver-colored 1GB NW-S203F (
$120) and the black-colored 2GB NW-S205F (
These metal S-series players are built for sports, and they're water resistant with a spiffy "collar knob" for music navigation. The G-Sensor inside enables a pedometer, and there's also a calorie counter and a stopwatch, too.
Not only does it also have an FM tuner, but its one-line organic EL display is easy to see in the dark, and it takes just three minutes to charge up the batteries for three hours of playback, or total of 18 hours of battery life on a full charge. These look like some innovative players. They're both now available for pre-order at Amazon.