The Zune HD is a beautiful looking device. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love. However, with the launch of Sony's new Walkman, I think I'm going to have a hard time loving just one device with all my heart.
Announced by Sony Japan, the NW-A840. Offering storage capacities from 16 GB to 64 GB, a 2.8-inch WQVGA OLED display, integrated noise-cancellation and the ability to play 720x480 video through your TV, the NW-A840's biggest selling point is probably it's size. At 7.2mm thick, it's Sony's slimmest, skinniest, altogether ridiculously thin MP3 player to date.
Enthusiastic, girly gushing aside, there are some things that we're not exactly over the moon about. No Wi-Fi and no touchscreen. That said, these aren't exactly a must when it comes to a music player so we can get past that. Unfortunately, pricing is definitely bursting our bubble on this one. The 16 GB version (NW-A845) will set you back $263, the 32 GB (NW-A846) costs $329, and 64 GB (NW-A847) will cost you a whopping $439. Yikes!
It ships October 31 in brown or black.