Sony announced the Android-powered Z1000 series Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player with an anti-reflective 4.3-inch multi-touch LCD touch screen. It features the integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier to greatly reduce noise levels and distortion along with additional audio technologies to create an enriched music experience.
By touching the W.button, users can effortlessly launch the music player application for full playback control and intuitively browse their music collection or enjoy on-screen visualizations. Imagine being able to play music based on your mood. With SenseMe, users keep their music in tune with their mood by automatically categorizing music tracks into different channels.
The new Walkman Z Player is the first MP3 player from Sony powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). With Wi-Fi built in, users can access the Android Market place, browse the Internet, check e-mail and enjoy a variety of digital content.
Music lovers will have access to over 10 million songs with Sony Entertainment Network’s cloud-based Music Unlimited Service. Users are able to discover new music, sync their own library to the cloud and even enjoy channels synched for off-line use. Walkman Z offers easy transfer from iTunes for Windows or Windows Media Player.
The Walkman Z Player is DLNA enabled for connecting to TV’s, PC’s and speakers. In addition, users can experience expanded connectivity by hooking their Walkman up to the TV via a micro HDMI video output port for enjoyment of videos, games and photos. The ability to connect to Bluetooth speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos is also useful at home or on the go.
Pricing and Availability
The Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player will be available beginning spring 2012: