has announced its newest Walkman S540, an portable player that features quite an unique design and built-in speakers.
The new Walkman S540 is a well designed player which is just 10.2mm thick and features a 2.4-inch 240x320 LCD. It comes with features like "Clear Audio" and "Digital Linear Phase Speaker System" that should ensure decent quality audio reproduction on both headphones and the integrated speakers.
Other features include a FM radio, 5-band equalizer, up to 42 hours of headphones music playback and 6.5 hours of video or 17 and 5 hours if you decide to use those integrated speakers. It will be available in black, pink, violet and red colors and should hit retail sometimes next month.
Sony is also preparing a lower priced E-Series Walkman which has a 2-inch screen, smaller case and lower battery life.
The S-Series should hit retail with a US $110 price tag for the 8GB model and US $130 for the 16GB one, while the E-Series should cost around US $80 and US $100 for the same capacity.