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Taiwan market: Sony to launch latest MP3 players
Press release, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

Sony Taiwan recently announced the launch of two of its latest MP3 players in the Taiwan market, the NW-E305 Walkman Bean and the NW-E407, with respective recommended retail prices of NT$4,690 (US$140) and NT$5,690 (US$170). The NW-E305 Walkman Bean will be available on December 15 while the NW-E407 will be on shelves on December 9.

Both models feature an OLED display screen, a built-in lithium-ion battery with a continuous run time of 50 hours and a fast three-minute recharge for three-hour playback, and supports ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, MP3, WMA, and WAV digital audio standards.

Sony’s NW-E305 and NW-E407 MP3 player specifications comparison




Memory capacity

512MB (23 hours of music or 345 songs)

1GB (47 hours of music or 695 songs)

Dimension (W×H×D, cm)



Weight (gram)




Source: Sony Taiwan, compiled by, November 2005

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