Sony Updates Walkman Line

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San Diego - Sony added to its line of Walkman MP3 players today with the latest model, the NWZ-W252 in the W series.

Engineered for fitness users, the 2GB NWZ-W252 is a headphones/MP3 player combo unit with a water-resistant and lightweight frame that will withstand use in the rain, Sony said.

The player comes with the company's Content Transfer software that moves music files and playlists from a PC or iTunes to the device (but not DRM files).

It also has a quick-charge function that reportedly gives the player 90 minutes of use after three minutes of charge time. Sony said the full battery life is about 11 hours.

It will be available this month for "about $60."


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