Sony has announced the launch of its much awaited Android powered portable media player, the Walkman Z1000. Versions of the new player were showcased in September last year and now they have finally been launched at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, currently going on in Las Vegas, USA.
This new Walkman is by far the most advanced Walkman device in Sony’s stable. Moving beyond just music, Walkman Z1000 offers a big 4.3 inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which gives near perfect viewing for videos and pictures.
In addition, the device is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 mobile dual core CPU that allows it to browse the web fast, run video games and full HD 1080p video. Along with that, this device is based on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, making it ready to access all multimedia applications available on the Android Store.
The Sony Walkman Z1000 is also DLNA capable and allows users to play multimedia content on a variety of DLNA enabled products such as network music players, WiFi enabled televisions and photo frames, as well as wireless speakers and home cinema systems, without the use of wires.
Even with wires, users can play content on bigger televisions using the built in HDMI port, making it the perfect accessory for all sorts of entertainment.
Walkman Z1000 comes equipped with “S-Master MX” sound processing that delivers better audio performance along with digital noise-cancellation. The Walkman features a dedicated “W” button, which acts as a one touch access key for launching the music player application. It also offers the SensMe functionality, allowing users to choose from 16 different mood options for listening to music based on how they feel at that time.
Sony Walkman Z1000 series devices will be offered in three different capacities including 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions priced at Rs 13,000, Rs 14,500 and Rs 17,000 approximately, and will be made available by the end of February this year in various markets across the world.