Looks like I caught a few bovines flying outside the window this morning, as Sony has just released the B100 digital audio player that does not use ATRAC to work, repenting from their proprietary manner that it has imposed upon consumers for too long a time. The B100 looks like the recently released NW-E010 and comes in 1GB and 2GB capacities, supporting both MP3 and WMA formats. Other features include an integrated FM tuner and recorder, a voice recorder function, a 6-mode equalizer, and a battery life of one dozen hours (which ain’t too shabby). SonicStage has been pre-loaded into the B100 itself for easier music management. The 1GB and 2GB models will retail for approximately $93 and $113 respectively.
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