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]