Sony unveil new iPod-busting Walkman

X Series is available from May

Sony have unveiled their latest Walkman, which they hope will challenge the dominance of Apple‘s iPod.

The new X Series has a similar touch interface and cover flow to the popular iPod Touch, but also utilises physical hardware controls.

It utilises Sony‘s patented OLED display on a screen that is smaller than the Touch at three inches, and it boasts built-in noise cancellation.

The new Walkman ships on May 10, and is available for pre-order at £283.

You can watch a demo of the new Walkman here.