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Sony Outs a New Walkman W Design to Sports Addicts and Even Swimmers!

Sony PS4 Teased for Pre-E3 May Reveal

Sony Outs a New Walkman W Design to Sports Addicts and Even Swimmers!

Sony announced today a new update to its Walkman W series with the NWD-W273. Available in Black, Blue and White the NWD-W273 comes only in 4GB and schedule to hit stores in Japan around middle of February.

Roughly similar to previous Walkman W series, the NWD-W273 is however now 30% smaller as well as being IPX5 and IPX8 (Waterproof) letting you enjoy music even while swimming. Like previous this new DAP comes with Quick Charge that will give you around an hour of MP3 playback after a 3 minute worth charge or up to 8 hours of continuous MP3 playback once fully charged.

Finally the NWD-W273 is compatible with MP3, WMA, ATRAC, Linear PCM and AAC-LC files weight about 29g and will be sold in Japan around 10,000 Yen or 113 USD.

Source: Akihabara News

Sony PS4 Teased for Pre-E3 May Reveal

Sony will make a PlayStation 4 announcement at E3 2013 in June, "or even earlier in May," according to the companyís vice president of Home Entertainment, potential beating Microsoft to the punch in detailing its next-gen console.

The Japanese firm has so-far been coy on its future gaming plans, but Hiroshi Sakamoto confirmed to Emol that the "big secret" news was building to a focus at the annual gaming event, or potentially jumping the gun with details the month before.

Questioned as to whether that news would be a "big announcement" or something else, Sakamoto reconfirmed that it was set to be a significant milestone in Sonyís console roadmap. "We expect to deliver great news," the vice president teased, "but we must wait until May at least."

E3 2013 has long been expected to see announcements from both Sony and Microsoft as to their plans for replacing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively, though until now neither firm has been particularly willing to either spoil the surprise or indeed go on the record with such intentions. That hasnít stopped speculation and leaks about potential specifications, however; reportedly, Sony was flirting with a so-called "Orbis" prototype for the PS4, using specially-fettled AMD A10 APUs.

One feature Sakamoto hints at likely to be included is NFC, which Sony has used extensively in its CES 2013 line-up for easier device interaction. The Sony One-touch mirroring system, for instance, uses NFC chips in the companyís new handsets, such as the Xperia Z, and the remote controls of 2013-year Smart TVs to instantly pair together, and begin streaming media from phone to screen.

As for PlayStation 4 specifications, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai insisted back in 2010 that the new console would still support optical media - no great surprise, given the companyís emphasis on Blu-ray entertainment Ė but itís possible it could step up from Full HD support to Ultra HD. Sony certainly didnít stint on 4k hype at CES, for instance, including showing off a prototype Ultra HD player (shown above) and sets capable of the high-resolution standard.

Source: SlashGear

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