Greg from Journal Du Geek got his hands on an early pre release test sample of the Sony X-1000. I had a conversation with him early this morning and he is very impressed. He said that the sound quality is amazing along with touch screen responsiveness better than the iPod Touch. The web browser is a bit quirky similar to the awkward Mylo browser, but overall he was very impressed with this test model.
If you missed the specs the player will have an OLED (432×240) screen, FM tuner, noise cancellation, web browser, Amazon store connectivity, and support for: MP3, WMA, AAC, WMV, MPEG-4, AVC. It will come in 16GB and 32GB versions. The prices are set for 280 and 380 Euros respectively- a bit steep it seems but we will have to wait and see how that translates to this side of the pond. Release is also very vague as its said to be around spring time.
Check out the Greg’s post for more photos. The touch category is heating up, I looking forward to doing an S9 vs P3 vs X-1000 ultimate match up.