The Walkman section of Sony's booth at IFA
this week has an automatic information system that pops up specs on a
central display for each model as you pull it away from its base, but
there was one unknown model chilling out that popped up nothing more
than a "coming soon" message when you yanked it out. What gives, Sony?
Why the mystery and suspense? Why are you doing this to us? Well, a little digging through the menu system reveals that it's the NWZ-S754, presumably the follow-on to last year's S745.
Given the lack of specs we weren't able to glean much, but both the
black and silver units on display were 8GB models; naturally, we'd
assume larger capacities are also in the cards when it launches. The
display was contrasty enough so that we're thinking it could be OLED,
which would make sense -- they do OLED on a number of other Walkmen
models already -- and the "Mickey Mouse effect" of the button layout
has been diminished a bit. That's good or bad, we suppose, depending on
just how hardcore of a Disney fan you are. More details when we have