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Meet Sony's Colorful New MP3 Player

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One month after a successful release in Asia, Sony has just announced its brand new Walkman B series with two new USB-stick styled MP3 player models. This colorful new mp3 player is ultra portable with its four inch (10 centimeter) length and 28g weight. One of the new features being marketed is its quick charging capabilities that support 90 minutes of continuous play from a mere three-minute charge.With a battery life of up to 18-hours and its quick charging capabilities, Walkman B owners will never have to worry about battery problems. Supporting MP3 and WMA files, the Walkman B comes in a 4GB and 2GB model supporting approximately 980 or 470 songs respectively. One of the great features of the device is that you don't need to carry around a charger or USB cable. The user simply has to remove the cap and plug the device itself into a computer to be charged and synced.Another new feature that was added to the Walkman B series is a bass boost option that provides amplified low-range power along with sound activated illumination of the colorful LED ring circling the controls. Available in red, black, green, blue and pink, the brand new Walkman B series is a perfect stylish and colorful alternative to pricey large mp3 players with its $47 and $57 price tag.

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    nebun , May 11, 2011 11:20 PM
    wait, i can't upload any files because i can't connect to Sony's Network, lol
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    cybr , May 11, 2011 11:42 PM
    Does it require proprietary software to download/upload music?
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    freggo , May 11, 2011 11:45 PM
    $50... bit pricey. Oh well, it is Sony.
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    johnners2981 , May 11, 2011 11:48 PM
    @freggo your a cheap fella aren't ya
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    doomtomb , May 11, 2011 11:50 PM
    Nice but I need higher capacity and a bigger screen.
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    cybr , May 11, 2011 11:52 PM
    @doomtomb do you want it to play Crysis too?
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    Assmar , May 11, 2011 11:59 PM
    No FLAC?
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    _Cubase_ , May 12, 2011 12:14 AM
    It's nice, but I must admit: a bit higher capacity would be good too. With 8gb now becoming the standard for USB thumb-drives, that would be a good start.
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    fuzzyplankton , May 12, 2011 12:17 AM
    Will Sony break down my front door with the FBI if i mod the firmware?
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    Sphex , May 12, 2011 12:30 AM
    @cybr hell yeah, but maybe in 5 years :] oh, and freggos a cheapo, 4gb for an MP3 player is better than getting an ipod shuffle 1gb for like 80 bucks. Plus this one has a screen. +1 to cybr and Sony.
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    papalacollin , May 12, 2011 12:33 AM
    Looks really great, as usual from Sony. Terribly outdated and overpriced, as usual from Sony. If they could keep up with hardware trends everything they put out would be perfect.
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    fir_ser , May 12, 2011 12:38 AM
    Cool MP3
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    fir_ser , May 12, 2011 12:39 AM
    nebunwait, i can't upload any files because i can't connect to Sony's Network, lol

    LOL
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    idiom , May 12, 2011 2:03 AM
    Now all that Sony needs to do is invent time travel. I bet the people living in the year 2003 will really be into this.
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    scuba dave , May 12, 2011 2:44 AM
    Pretty attractive looking mp3 player.. Not much else to say.
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    dimar , May 12, 2011 3:26 AM
    Anything that plays music, but doesn't support FLAC = big FAILURE.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 6:29 AM
    @sphex "@cybr hell yeah, but maybe in 5 years :] oh, and freggos a cheapo, 4gb for an MP3 player is better than getting an ipod shuffle 1gb for like 80 bucks. Plus this one has a screen. +1 to cybr and Sony."

    Except that the ipod shuffle is $49 and is 2GB (not $80 and 1GB) and is smaller and has voiceover, 15hr battery life and has the built in clip which is a must for me. I don't want a screen on a micro player, I don't want to look at it, and want the thing as rugged as possible.
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    agnickolov , May 12, 2011 6:35 AM
    idiomNow all that Sony needs to do is invent time travel. I bet the people living in the year 2003 will really be into this.

    My 2GB Creative MuVo from that time frame is perfectly serviceable, thank you very much. Not much bigger either, though it uses a detachable battery compartment where you can put a rechargeable AAA battery yourself. No downtime for recharging either -- just keep a spare charged AAA battery and swap as needed. My main complaint is that those cheapos at Creative used a USB 1.1 connection when USB 2.0 was already ubiquitous...
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 6:54 AM
    I think you just confirmed the point. Why why why does it only hold 2 or 4 gigs in this age? a 32 gig USB thumbdrive is $36. My audio collection in Mp3 is nearly 50 gigs. How is a 4 gig Mp3 player supposed to help me?
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    cookoy , May 12, 2011 7:32 AM
    looks the same as their old B series, only with brighter color schemes. some of their Vaio notebooks have really bright colors - catchy because their really awful to look at.
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