Sony Philippines unveils Walkman Z Series powered by Android


Sony Philippines launched the Walkman Z series recently as part of the company’s Summer is ON 2012 campaign. Advertised as “For Music Lovers, By Music Lovers” the NWZ-Z1000 series is the first ever Walkman powered on Android so there’s certainly a lot to be excited about.

The new Walkman runs on Android 2.3 with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor that allows users to do so much more than just listen to music. They can now download and use apps, browse the web, and watch movies, while Its Wi-Fi capability means users can share their content wirelessly and it connects to other DLNA-enabled devices.  The device can also be linked directly to a TV for big-sized high definition videos via the micro HDMI output.

The Z series offers one of the best in-ear experiences due to its full range of 5 Clear Audio Technologies—S-Master MX that greatly reduces noise and distortion levels, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), and EX headphones. The new Walkman also features a W.Button that allows users to launch the W.Control app for an intuitive way of exploring through their music collections.

The NWZ-Z1000 series features an ergonomic body design at 70.5 x 134 x 11mm in size and 156g in weight. It packs a 4.3” display, a built-in speaker, GPS receiver, accelerometer, and magnetometer, and Bluetooth connectivity. Lastly, its battery life lasts for about 20 hours during music playback and about 5 hours during video playback, while being able to fully recharge in about 5 hours.

The Sony Walkman Z series will be available in the Philippines starting April 2012.