Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 (UK out NOW, US version out mid-June)
Dec 12, 2008 at 6:02 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 422

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14 May 2009 3pm, I became the proud owner of a X1060B

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Updated: 13 May 2009

US pricing via Amazon.com

16GB: $299.95
32GB: $399.95

It will be made available from mid-June.

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Updated: 12 May 2009

UK pricing:

16GB £209 RRP
32GB £279 RRP

Preorders:

X1050 16GB
£199 at Amazon UK
Sony Walkman NWZX1050B X Series with 16GB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

£199 at Play.com
Play.com (UK) : Sony NWZX1050B X Series 16GB Walkman MP3 Player : Electronics - Free Delivery

X1060 32GB
£249 at Amazon UK
Sony Walkman NWZX1060B X Series with 32GB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

£249 at Play.com
Play.com (UK) : Sony NWZX1060B X Series 32GB Walkman MP3 Player : Electronics - Free Delivery

Will be available from tomorrow at your local high street branch (13 May 2009) according to Pocket Lint. Amazon UK, play.com and SonyStyle online still has the release date set at the end of the month.

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Here's a video by Sony Japan explaining the functions and UI:

ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.



Updated (15 April 09)

The Japanese version, NW-X1000, will be out on the 25th of April. It will be available in both black and red colours.



An aluminium frame with mirror coating version is also available, exclusive to SonyStyle Japan.

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UK Head-fi'ers can now pre-order the X1060B 32GB from Amazon UK for £249, due out by the end of May 2009

Sony Walkman NWZX1060B X Series with 32GB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Sony Walkman NWZX1050B X Series with 16GB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

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Updated (23 Jan 09)

Models confirmed:

NWZ-X1050B 16GB
NWZ-X1060B 32GB

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Updated (7 Jan 09)

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Wow. I am really digging the design. It has both touchscreen and dedicated buttons (volume, play, skip, back) ensuring the best of both worlds. It also has a nice OLED screen. Other features includes WiFi, active noise cancellation, digital amp, Youtube and web browsing. It will be available in 16GB and 32GB flavours.

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16GB, 32GB
3" OLED touchscreen with 1:10k contrast ratio WQVGA resolution
WiFi, with ability to watch YouTube videos
MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM, MPEG-4 AVC, WMV (basically the same as S63x)
Digital noise cancelling
Ability to buy music directly from Amazon MP3
FM radio
Web browser with flash support
Will debut at CES 2009

Really nice looking (judging by the crudely drawn render) with some reasonable new features. I personally won't be interested in this as I require tactile feedback for 'blind use', but this still look slick enough for people thinking of jumping on the touchscreen DAP wagon.

via Sony Insider
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 6:31 PM Post #3 of 422

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Sony are fast! Two or three new models each year
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My only wish is if they would let you listen to your own music on it in stores, hook it up with a laptop or something...this inflexibility is holding them back.
They know how to make a great player, but with all the choices out there many people don't want to buy it 'as is'.
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 7:24 PM Post #4 of 422

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mini ipod touch with radio and flash LOL
It will probably sound very good.
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 8:01 PM Post #6 of 422

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Their consumer department seems to be doing fine right now. They still need to get some form of lossless codec on this though.

I agree with the PS3 and PSP, though I am more annoyed with Nintendo now than with SCE.
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 10:35 PM Post #7 of 422

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Everything's going to touch screens... it's just easier to manufacture...

Not too sure how I feel about it but I have been looking into getting a Samsung P3 when they come out.
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 10:58 PM Post #8 of 422

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BTW, this isn't Sony's first touchscreen DAP. If the iPod Touch can be considered a DAP/PDA, then so were their now discontinued Clie models. The VZ90 released four years ago had a hot HVGA OLED display, WiFi, MP3 playback with two memory slots (CF and MS Pro).
 
Dec 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM Post #9 of 422

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I just got my S639F a while ago...

If this sounds anything like the S639F, isn't too expensive, retains the S639F's WAV support, and I have a job, it looks like I might have to buy this.
 
Dec 13, 2008 at 12:01 AM Post #10 of 422

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Sorry for the double post, but let's start a petition to ensure that Sony prices the 16gb model below $270. I know it seems like it will be useless, but if we start here and now, maybe it will have spread over a good number of other sites by the time the new player is out.

Use this site or something similar.
http://www.petitionspot.com/
I tried, but it won't let me make a username. Even when I enter the most random thing possible, it says it's taken.
 
Dec 13, 2008 at 12:12 AM Post #11 of 422

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They need to bring ATRAC back for this run before I even think of wanting to own it, otherwise, my NW-HD5 will do it for me.
 
Dec 13, 2008 at 12:24 AM Post #13 of 422

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DJGeorgeT, keep in mind the S630 and S730 weren't listed with WAV support on a lot of sites. I think this player will at least support WAV.

OGG is a good idea, though. And I would LOVE to have FLAC, but I guess you can't win in everything.
 
Dec 13, 2008 at 12:43 AM Post #15 of 422

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My point is, just because it isn't listed, doesn't mean it isn't there. The thing hasn't even been seen yet.
 

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