Some people might keep away from Sony MP3 network Walkman because of the dreaded SonicStage software that is required to transfer music to and from their portable devices. Anyway, Sony is soon to debut a new flash-based Walkman, the B100 series which supports drag ‘n drop music transfer with no SonicStage software required to assist in moving music onto the device.
The new B100 will be Sony’s first drag-and-drop MP3 player supporting MP3 songs, non-DRM WMA music files, and possibly even AAC audio files. Sony might even abandon ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding), proprietary audio compression algorithms developed by Sony in the future.
The Sony B100 series of Mp3 players will be available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities with or without FM tuners and have small OLED displays. In addition, the Sony B100 series Walkman is expected to hit the market by coming May for an unknown price.