Sony's OLED Walkman with web browser gets ready to hit the streets in Japan

You can "ooh" and "ahh" all you want about OLED touchscreens, but until they hit the street, they're just talk. Sony is finally getting ready to release their OLED-equipped Walkmans — street date April 25.

The 3-inch OLED touchscreen has 240 x 432 resolution. The Walkmans will have an audio player, One-Seg TV tuner, and FM tuner for basic use, but the fun really starts when you use the built-in Wi-Fi web browser, including a YouTube interface. The players support MP3 and AAC files, so your unprotected iTunes library might have a new home.

The NW-X1050 is the 16GB, $400 model, and the NW-X1060 is the $500 32GB version; both available in black or red. Unfortunately, Sony's mum on a US and European release date. Physically, it's a bit smaller than the iPhone or iPod touch — the Sonys measure 3.8 x 2.0 x 0.4 inches. Priced about $100 more than comparable iPod touch models, it will be interesting to see if the Sony Walkman can make a comeback.

UPDATE: These products will be available in the U.S. by mid-June. Available only in black, the 16GB NWZ-X1051 will sell for $299, and the 32GB NWZ-X1061 will retail for $399. Worth it?





Via Obsessable