Sunday, January 22, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Hon Hai chief Mulls US$7 Billion Display Panel Investment in U.S.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties
Sharp Establishes New Research and Development Center for Home Appliances in China
Samsung Seeks Arbitration Over LCD Supply Halt
Canon May Invest In Toshiba's Chip Business
Samsung To Explain What Caused The Galaxy Note 7's ban In Press Event
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Smartphone Game features in-app Purchases
Fujifilm X-T20 Features New 24MP Sensor and 4K Video Capture
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > NW-HD5:...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 07, 2005
NW-HD5: Sony's iPod Killer?


Sony showed off the latest addition to its line of Walkman digital music players, the NW-HD5.

While it is the fifth hard drive player to be released by the company, it will be the first to see worldwide distribution.

One major difference, however, is in the design. Unlike Sony's previous units, the NW-HD5 is designed to stand upright, similar to Apple's iPod. Users will have the option to use the player on its side if they wish.

Also, the circular controls on Sony's previous players have now been replaced with nine buttons, which appear similar to gaming controls.

The NW-HD5 supports MP3 and Sony's proprietary ATRAC3 formats, as well as Windows Media and WAV files. The capacity, as with previous models, will remain at 20GB, enough to hold 10,000 songs.

Battery life improvement was also a focus with the latest redesign of the player, and Sony claims 30 hours of continuous playback when listening to 128kpbs MP3 files. This is an improvement of 8 hours over the previous iteration.

It is unclear whether Sony intends to market the NW-HD5 as an "iPod killer," but if so, it may be a hard sell to consumers. A recent survey of teens found that while Sony is second to iPod in terms of the players teens plan to buy, it's by a wide margin. 70 percent of teens plan to buy an iPod, while only 15 percent plan to buy a Sony player.

The NW-HD5 player will first be released in Japan later this month at a street price of $327 USD. Sony said that it will announce plans for a worldwide release in the coming weeks.

From BetaNews



Previous
Next
Portable Firefox 1.0.2 Beta        All News        LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND
JVC Releases HD-61MD60 and HD-52MD60 Rear Projection HDTVs     Consumer Electronics News      Acer Desktop LCD Monitors Grow 87% and Rank No. 4 Worldwide in Q4 2004

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Unveils OLED TV, Visual And Audio Entertainment Products At CES
LG Display To Supply OLED Panels To Sony
Sony Audio and Video Products That Work With the Google Assistant on Google Home
Sony To Release More Mobile Phone Games In 2017, Announces Project Field Controller
Sony and SKY Perfect JSAT Demonstrated Live Simultaneous 4K-HDR and HD-SDR Broadcast
Sony to Release First PlayStation games For Smartphones Next March
Sony Profit Decreased On Battery Unit Sale
Sony Announces a Loss Related to the Transfer of Its Battery Business To Muratta
Sony To Establish New Imaging Products And Solutions Company
Sony To Release Smartphone Games in 2018
New Sony Compact RX100 V And A6500 Flagship Cameras Released
New Sony Flagship 4K and HD Action Cams Support Image Stabilization

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .