Sony's E and B Series Walkman For Entry Level Listening

We've been talking about retro Walkman players quite a bit during our Gizmodo '79 coverage, so it is only fitting that Sony Europe unveils two new devices aimed at the entry level market. The Walkman E-Series and B-Series.

If OLED is too rich for your blood, the E-Series comes with the following features:

WALKMAN® E Series Video MP3 players
• Slim, light Digital Media Player in choice of Black or Red
• Clear Stereo and Clear Bass technologies for superb sound quality
• High resolution QVGA 2" Color LCD screen
• Support for video file format conversion (If users have decoder software, other video formats can be converted)
• Long battery life up to 30 hrs (Music : MP3 128kbps) audio / 6 hrs (Video : MPEG-4 Simple Profile 384kbps) video

Sony's E and B Series Walkman For Entry Level Listening

The B-Series, a compact model for more active lifestyles", has the following features:

• Small, Ultra-light player in choice of four colors
• Easy operation with drag-and-drop file transfers
• ZAPPIN™ for quick, easy song searches
• Bass button for powerful low frequency enhancement
• 18 hr music playback and Quick Charge battery
• FM tuner with recording facility

Both are touted as entry level, so the assumption is that these models should be fairly affordable, but there are no specifics on or availability in the States just yet. [Sony Europe and CrunchGear]