Sony Japan Announces S740, S640 Series

sony s640s740 Sony Japan Announces S740, S640 Series

Turns out, the photo Sony Insider snapped last week of that mystery Sony DAP they thought was the S740 Series, was indeed the S740 Series.

Sony Japan just announced the 7.9mm thick Walkman S740 Series, which will feature a 2.0″ TFT LCD, built in noise cancellation, FM radio, your typical codec support (with the addition of Sony’s ATRAC), 480i TV output, and an impressive 42 hour battery life audio and 10 for video. The S740 will be available in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities.

Also announced was the S640 Series, which seems to be very similar to the S740 sans noise cancellation and will only be available in 8 and 16GB flavors.

Both models will come bundled with Sony’s MDR-EX300SL IEMs, which is a nice step up from those 10 cent earbuds typically bundled with DAPs. The S740 and S640 begin shipping in Japan mid to late October, no word yet on US availability.

[via Sony Insider]


Joe Edwards on September 19, 2009 11:43 PM

If someone has decent Japanese skill please confirm that these players have the option of drag-and-drop.My Japanese skills are very limited, but from what I could read (and from the pictures) it seems drag/drop is an option now.If this is the!!!

Sony Owner on October 3, 2009 3:41 PM

Contacted and several other Japanese stores that will carry the new Sony models and received their responses (as I’d like to get the new S640 series primarily for it’s looks)…Drag n drop feature will still be available.Unfortunately, the model only has Japanese language. No word yet on when Sony “may” release versions with international languages.Also, due to the current appreciation of the Yen, the price will be relatively pricey!Lastly, some vendors/stores will Not ship outside Japan so check to see which one will!

ashiiya on October 20, 2009 6:45 PM

Even if it is a little pricey, I’d say that this will be well worth the price, especially if it’s not going to be released in other countries.On top of Sony’s usual awesome audio quality and beautifully simple UIs, they made it ultra thin and they come bundled with really good earbuds which will be worth every cent in the end ^^I do hope that some online stores sell it to other countries T_T

Derek Bender on January 26, 2010 7:13 PM

i Just bought nwz s745 (here in canada). It is absolutly amazing, it has all the features spoken of befor, but the firmware is actually diffent from the other e series. it rocks.

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