While most companies use the same players worldwide, Sony unfortunately runs with two lines of players; the NWZ players in Europe/US/etc, and the NW players in Asia. The NW series tend to get the better deal when new players are announced, and the new Sony NW-A840 is a perfect example of just that.
The 7.2mm(!) thick device sports a 2.8″ OLED screen, 29 hours of battery life for audio and 9 hours of battery life for video along with “premium” headphones like other higher end Sony players comes with. A new feature is TV out, supporting up to 480p (720×480). It will arrive October 31st with capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB making it the second player to the market and first non-iPod player with 64GB of integrated flash memory. When or if this will ever make it to the US and Europe is unknown, and frankly unlikely, but these specs deserved a plug anyways.