Sony NW-E010 MP3 Walkman - Still No USB Mass Storage Device
New Digital Audio Players by SONY, with Direct USB
Now what do they mean by „Direct USB”? According to Sony, you can connect the new NW-E010 to any USB 2.0 port.
Simply plug the NW-E010 into your PC for direct music transfer with no need for additional cables. While connected to the PC the WALKMAN will charge through the USB port. So „Direct USB” means, that you do not need an adapter-cable to connect the Walkman to a PC.
It DOES NOT mean, that you can just copy your MP3s onto the NW-E010. You will still have to use the (crappy) SonicStage CP software to convert/copy music files onto the Walkman. There is NO USB mass storage device support in the NW-E010 – at least according to the available press material.