Friday, May 26, 2006

SonicStage CP (SonicStage Version 4.0) available for Download

Much awaited Version of SonicStage is now being Released by Sony.
SonicStage CP (SonicStage Version 4.0) is now available for customers of Hi-MD Walkman, Net MD Walkman, Network Walkman, ATRAC CD Walkman, CD/Radio Cassette Player. .It is fully Compatible with A-series

Improvements of SonicStage CP (SonicStage Version 4.0) Program:

1. Compatible with Network Walkman A Series(Features Such as Artist Link are enabled in this version )

2. Importing and playing back in AAC format is available.

- Format: *.3gp/*.mp4/*.m4a
- It doesn't support a copyrighted file.

3. Ripping Audio CD in AAC format is available.

- Format: 3gp
- Bit rate: 320kbps/256kbps/192kbps/160kbps/128kbps/96kbps/80kbps

4. *Transferring AAC to the player is available.

- The player needs to support AAC.

*A-series Walkman(A1000/1200/3000) need s fimware version 3 & E005,E003,E002 needs Firmware version 2 .No other Walkman will support AAC ,MP4,M4P .

5. Artist link function is available.

6. Intelligent function of the Network Walkman A Series is available.

7. Adding of background image is available.

Download Links :
1.) Sony -Europe
2.) Sony Asia -Pacific
3.) Sony USA
4.) Sony Japan

NOTE :Please Update your Previous version from where you last installed the SonicStage otherwise it may ask you to initialize the device.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sony E005/E003/002 to be released in Japan Soon

So First time outside Europe E005/003/002 will be released .It will be released in Japan

E-series comes in three Flavours : E005(2Gb)/E003(1gb/E002(512mB)

Price :
1.E005/S= 16,800(Yen)

Sony`s New BlueTooth Remote for Walkmans

Few Day`s Back Sony Announced the Wireless Remote "VGA-BRM1D" For Hi-MD ,MD player ,HD series,A-Series (A1000/A1200/A1000{only}) ,CD players Etc .
Remote Works on the Principal of Blue Tooth ..


Bluetooth Version: BT 2.0
Frequency Band: 2.4GHz
Range: approx. 10m
Supported profiles: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile), HFP (Hands-free Profile) and HSP (Headset Profile)
WALKMAN support via WALKMAN remote control terminal
Supported applications: SonicStage, Windows Media Player and WinDVD
Supported cellular phone: Cellular phone equipped with Bluetooth corresponding to A2DP, AVRCP, HSP or HFP profiles; Built-in Mic
Power: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 3.7V; 600mAh
Estimated battery life: Audio streaming: 15hrs | Handsfree talk time: 15hrs | Standby: 200 hrs
Size: 67.5mm × 32.2mm × 14.3mm (inclusive of the cradle)
Weight: approx. 27.2g (inclusive of the cradle)

For More Infomation See These Sites & Source of this Blog
Sony Japan:link
AtracLife :link

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Fimware Update 3 for A1000/A1200/A3000

oN 25TH May Sony announced the firmwares for A3000/A1200/A1000.This will also user to tranfer AAC/MP4(Non Encrypted ) files to these walkmans .
Features :
Playing back with AAC format* is available without any format change.
Therefore, AAC format files in SonicStage CP can be transferred without converting them to ATRAC format.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sony Readies iPod Rival

Ok,I will cover this article aslo b`coz it`s related to Network walkman :D.But Sony`s announcement of I-pod rival is rather a Dumb decision by Sony .You will know later after reading this article ..So lets read

Now According to Sony :

The company is developing a new music player that will go on sale in the U.S. and other markets over the next year, alongside a companion download service and software, said Takao Yuhara, senior vice president of Sony, at a briefing with reporters in Tokyo.

The player will be "typically Sony," he said, drawing on the company's strength in areas like design and long battery life.

Apple has a commanding lead in the music player market and is particularly strong in the U.S., where it's estimated to command more than 80 percent share. Sony has tried to unseat Apple in that market before with little success, and its recently launched A-series Walkman digital music players are on sale only in Japan and Europe.

Few Details Available
The new player will be launched within the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2007, Yuhara said. He wouldn't be more specific, but acknowledged that the holiday sales period between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is an important time for consumer electronics products.

Sony sold 4.5 million digital music players in the year to March, and expects this to rise to 5.5 million in the current year, the company said Thursday when it announced its financial results. In contrast, Apple shipped 8.5 million iPods in the first three months of this year alone, it said earlier this month.

Sales of all audio products at Sony fell 6.2 percent in the last year.

Read the first para then you will understand why i said it was a dumb decision b`coz player will be released next year by that time Apple`s I-pod will be in front of Sony by many folds or many miles again ..So Sony should rather shut -up...