Attended the launch of Sony Walkman Z1050 yesterday. It is an Android-powered (Gingerbread) device with a 4.3-inch screen. The new Walkman Z1050 has a 16GB capacity and will retail for S$429.00. It is available now at all Sony stores and authorized outlets.
Here is the specs for this Sony Walkman Z1050
And the Press Release.
Walkman® Z Series: For Music Lovers, By Music Lovers
The first Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony – powered by Android™
(SINGAPORE, 15 MAY 2012) – Sony is once again turning the dreams of audiophiles on-the-move into reality with the launch of the new first ever Walkman® powered by Android™, NWZ-Z1050 series. Dedicated to providing a truly exceptional mobile audio experience, the Walkman® is packed with Sony’s innovative sound technologies.
Featuring the new S-Master MX digital amplifier which greatly reduces noise and distortion level in your music, you also get the best-ever Walkman® in-ear experience on the go, thanks to the full range of 5 Clear Audio Technologies – S-Master MX, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), and EX headphones which delivers a truly phenomenal portable audio experience that many have come to expect from a Walkman® from Sony.
A new distinctive W.BUTTON allows one to launch the unique W.Control app; allowing you to explore your music collection in an intuitive manner. Browse through your music collection by simply flicking through the cover art and enjoy stunning on-screen visualisations while the music plays. Walkman® Z Series can even sort your music collection using SensMe™ – be spoiled for choice from a total of 14 mood-themed channels to suit the time of day or the way you feel.
Walkman® Z series is also the first Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony that’s powered by Android™. Enjoy a generous choice of preinstalled apps, and get more from the ever-growing range at Android Market™.
Your Music Passion shared and connected with ease
The Z Series’ has a unique ergonomic body design, allowing the xLOUD™ speaker system to offer high level of clear sound reproduction from its built-in speaker – you can now listen in to your favourite tunes with friends and loved ones without a speaker dock.
Much more than just a music player, Walkman® Z Series allows you to share your content at home and on the move wirelessly via Wi-Fi and connects to other DLNA-enabled devices. Simply ‘throw’ your music, pictures and videos from your Walkman® screen by ‘flicking’ them directly to compatible TVs, PCs, or home audio system to stream your media effortlessly.
Connect the Walkman® directly to your TV via the micro HDMI out for super-size enjoyment of your videos, photos and games for high definition fun. Or connect via Bluetooth® to compatible speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos effortlessly with no wire clutter.
Beautiful anti-reflective LCD screen for maximum visual entertainment
Music, videos, games and apps come alive on the unique anti-reflective 4.3” multi-touch LCD screen. Its high responsiveness combined with a speedy 1GHz NVIDIA® Tegra® 2 dual-core processor keep things snappy whether you’re browsing web pages, movies or apps.
Sydney Lee, Assistant General Manager, Personal Entertainment Division, Consumer Business Group, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific said, “It is the beginning of an exciting chapter in the history of Walkman® as we introduce the first-ever Walkman® powered by Android™. The new NWZ-Z1050 is packed to the brim with all of Sony’s innovative audio technology and offers an unparallel audio experience for both Audiophiles and music fans alike. Not only will music lovers appreciate the great sound and visual from the multimedia capabilities of the NWZ-Z1050, the functionality of the Walkman® is further enhanced with a growing range of apps offered through Android Market™. Sony has once again set the standard for future generations of portable audio and media devices to follow.”
The new Walkman® Z1050 Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony has a 16GB capacity and will retail for S$429.00. It is available now at all Sony stores and authorised outlets.
WALKMAN®, xLoudTM and SensMeTM are registered trademark of Sony Corporation. iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. AndroidTM and Android MarketTM are trademarks of Google Inc. DLNA is trademarks and/or service marks of Digital Living Network Alliance. HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, Tegra are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.