Sony have announced that they’ll be bringing their first Android powered Walkman — the Walkman Z Series — to Australia late-April for a cost of $269. The device has no telephony capabilities obviously, but does have a nice 4.3-inch display for viewing media content as well as a plethora of audio effects for listening to music. It is powered by a 1GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2 CPU, so the Walkman Z will have no problems playing any HD movies you throw at it.

Excellent Sound Quality
The Walkman Z Series features an S-Master MX digital amplifier which greatly reduces distortion levels. In addition to the S-Master MX, the Walkman Z Series also boasts the full range of Sony’s
Clear Audio Technologies – Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), and EX headphones.

Music Unlimited
The Walkman Z Series allows users to gain access to Sony’s Music Unlimited service. Music Unlimited offers music lovers the ability to listen to a constantly growing catalogue of millions of songs starting with a Basic subscription fee of $4.99/month or a Premium subscription fee of $12.99/month. The Music Unlimited service currently offers over seven million tracks from major labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music as well as leading independent labels and major publishers worldwide.

Ergonomic Body Design
The Walkman Z Series has a unique ergonomic body design giving users the ability to share music with their friends and families without the need of a speaker-dock through the built-in xLOUD speaker system. The Walkman Z Series also has the ability to connect to compatible speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos via Bluetooth.

Amazing 4.3″ Display
Music, videos, games and apps come alive on the Walkman Z Series’ unique anti-reflective 4.3” multitouch LCD screen. Its high responsiveness, combined with a speedy 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dualcore processor, keeps things speedy whether you’re browsing web pages, movies or apps.

Fully Connected
Much more than a simple personal audio player, the Walkman Z Series allows users to share content at home and on-the-move wirelessly via Wi-Fi or through a connection to other DLNA-enabled devices. The ability to simply ‘throw’ music, picture and video files from the Walkman Z Series to compatible TVs, PCs, or home audio systems allows users to share their content with unparalleled ease.

The Walkman Z Series features the W.Button allowing you to launch the unique W.Control app. The W.Control app gives users the ability to play or skip songs with a simple touch or swipe of your finger. The Walkman Z Series can even sort music using SensMe – built-in technology that places your music into one of fourteen mood-themed playlists.

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This would have been a nice thing to have years ago when I was still in boarding school ahaha.
hum something to show to my sister for her think about getting rather than an ipod touch ahaha

Android fan

I’m thinking the screen is WVGA at this price point? I like that it has Bluetooth! What about internal memory? Or are they relying on users to supply their own microSD card? Should be interesting….  give it a decent build (no cheap black glossy plastic) and I reckon I’m sold! Might make a nice birthday present to myself 🙂

Adin K

I had no idea Jame LaBrie had made a solo album!

Ilija Vrtaric

He’s made 2 so far, Elements Of Persuasion, Static Impulse and another one coming out later this year. Mike Mangini also played drums on Elements Of Persuasion 😉


Glad I’m not the only one here who noticed that. Elements is a winner, not so keen on Static though.


I kind of wish though that they kept some physical buttons to control the player with though. So you don’t have to pull it out of your pocket to stop it playing etc

Damon Lewis

Tegra 2. No problem playing HD movies.

Does not compute.


Yeah you’re right although perhaps Sony has done some magic and it can do HD movies fine?

Buzz Moody

On that display, I doubt it’d have many issues. 

Damon Lewis

 It’s not the display. It seems that every device that has a Tegra 2 in it struggles to play high profile/quality HD video. My Galaxy Tab 10.1 has issues (where as my Galaxy S 2 is flawless). I always see people complaining about videos not playing properly on Tegra 2 devices.


ooooo I’ve been thinking about getting a dedicated mp3 player again.