As the sale of the first video Walkmans in the US commences, Sony has revealed the A910 series, intended for Japan, which can not only handle H.264/AVC and MPEG-4 video formats, but receive, play, and record digital TV from Japanese broadcasting service 1seg on its 2.4-inch QVGA LCD.
Let’s not forget that outside Europe and America SonicStage is still alive, well, and compulsory to transfer AAC, MP3, WMA, ATRAC, and ATRAC Lossless files to the 4GB NW-A916, 8GB NW-A918, and 16GB NW-A919. The battery’s performance is generous, offering 10 hours of standard video, 8.5 hours of video recording, 6 hours of TV viewing and 36 hours of audio. Several measures have been taken to enhance sound quality consisting of a built in noise cancelling function, in-ear phones with 13.5mm diameter drivers, DSEE sound enhancement, as well as clear stereo and clear bass technologies.
The A series is expected to appear this November in black, silver, and limited chrome edition. The 4GB will be sold for 30,000 Yen, 8GB for 35,000 Yen, and the 16GB for 45,000 Yen (equivalent to $260, $300, and $390 respectively).