“Don’t call it a comeback, I been here for years” said Ice Cube. I bet Sony is thinking the same thing. The first thing that enters my mind when I think of the name Walkman are, well, Sony Walkman’s. I remember feeling so cool having one of Walkman phones back in the day. It was a blast using the Walkman phone, but then it got outdated, and if you still used it, you were considered obsolete and on the dull-edge. Thankfully, Sony has decided to bring back the line and are calling it the NWZ-Z1000 series. This time around, the Walkman line is powered by Android and is dedicated to expanding more on the mobile audio concept.
The first smartphone from the lineup is the Walkman Z Series, which claims to be more than just a music player. The Walkman Z Series is powered by Android 2.3 and enables users to do typical tasks that any Android powered smartphones can do. the device has an anti-reflective 4.3” multi-touch LCD screen and is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Users can wirelessly share content at home and while mobile through Wi-Fi and can connect to any DLNA capable devices. They can also connect the device to compatible headphones, speakers, car stereos, or hi-fi systems through its Bluetooth feature.
A new feature that Sony has thrown into the Walkman Z Series is the Music Unlimited app; which is pre-installed in the device. Through this app, subscribers get to transfer favorite playlists and channels to the device so they can listen to their songs anytime, anywhere they like. Sounds kind of like Google Music, right?
The Sony Walkman Z1000 Mobile Entertainment Player is available in either 16GB or 32GB capacities. Anyone interested?