Video: Sony Shows Android 2.3-Powered Walkman With 4.3-Inch Screen, Wi-Fi

Competition for the iPod? Sony Japan announced [JP] the NW-Z1000 series today, their three newest Walkmans, which come with an array of flashy features. The new series was showcased for the first time during IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago, and now Sony priced and dated the devices for their home market.

The main difference between the three models is the internal memory: the NW-Z1050 (price: $364) comes with 16GB on board, while the NW-Z1060 offers 32GB for $429. The NW-Z1070 boasts 64GB and will be available for $563.

Here are the main specs of the Z series Walkmans:

  • Android 2.3 as the OS (with access to the Google market)
  • YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and various Sony apps pre-installed (Sony Music Player, Photo Player, etc.)
  • 4.3-inch LCD with 480×800 resolution
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core mobile CPU (1GHz)
  • 512MB main memory
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • DLNA support
  • FM radio
  • internal mono speaker
  • microSD card, USB, HDMI slots
  • battery life for music: 20 hours (video: 5 hours)
  • size: 70.9×134.4×11.1mm, weight: 156g

The Z series Walkmans will hit stores in Japan on December 10.

Watch this video, shot by Diginfonews in Tokyo (in English), for more information: