Nice! I do wished it had the rounded buttons(back and option) of the 818 though, those look like they might be harder to hit with big fingers- not that thats going to stop me from buying it anyways I also hope they use the same cirrus logic chipset.
looks like the walkman division cooperation with the cellphone division has finaly paid off for the dedicated dap, it looks good, still has that damn WM-Port, but sony will be sony, if it syncs and can be loaded trough bluetooth, then i can live with it, but if the BT is for audio streaming only, i dont feel like paying 35 bucks for a new cable if it breaks,
The 16GB A919 (looks very similar to the A820s) is about ￥35000, which is around $328. I think they're the same feature-wise, minus some features. I know that the A919 has that 1seg/ワンセグ TV broadcasting thing, so that can probably bring the price down a bit assuming it does not appear in the A820s.
...now I'm in a dilemma: wait for the A820s and return the A818 that's coming my way, or enjoy the A818s for now.
Beautiful player....To bad there wasn't an 80gb hard drive stuck in there...and the ability to play lossless....and the ability to have a line-out without a dock...Then I would most certainly buy one.....Oh well I can always dream...