Gregory Kukolj, General Manager for Personal Audio Europe at Sony said: “At Sony, we understand the needs of music lovers and the different ways people consume and interact with music because of our great heritage in the personal audio arena. Today, we are introducing two new models, with high capacity, competitively priced and with direct MP3 compatibility, which we believe will further develop the credibility of the WALKMAN brand in the Personal Network Audio Market.” The NW-E95 and NW-E99 are the latest additions to Sony’s Network WALKMAN family. Other models in the range include the NW-E55 and NW-E75. From the end of October lucky owners of the NW-E55 and NW-E75 will be able to download software from the Internet, which enables these WALKMAN to play MP3 tracks directly, in addition to ATRAC3plus compressed music.
These 2 devices feature 70 hours of battery life, and weigh in at a mere 40 grams. They also include funky neck straps making them the perfect partner for music on the move.
The NW-E99 with 1GB memory costs 240EUR and the NW-E95 with 512MB will cost 200EUR. The MP3 Walkmans will be sold solely in Europe, there are currently no plans to sell the products in Asia or North America according to Sony Europe.