Yesterday, Sony unveiled the new Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player. The Z1000 Series was made by music lovers for music loves. It combines a gorgeous design with some amazing hardware. It features a 4.3 inch multi-touch LCD screen. The Walkmans have been known for legendary sound. The new Walkman Z player has an integrated  S-Master MX digital amplifier! This technology reduces distortion and noise levels. When you touch the W button, you launch the music player app. This way you can take control of your music. Now, you can also play music based on what mood your are in. SenseMe lets users keep their music in tune with their mood. It categorizing music track into different playlists or channels. This is the first Walkman ever to be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread! This device can be compared to the Samsung Galaxy Players. Since the Walkman is WiFi enabled, you get access to the Android Market. This opens an entire new world of possibilities for you. The Walkman is also digitally connected, this means that you can stream your content from your Walkman to your DLNA enabled TV’s, PC’s and speakers. It also features Bluetooth connectivity. Overall, the Walkman Z Player gives you even more possibilities than we ever knew were possible! The Walkman Z Player will be available in Spring of 2012 at t Sony Stores, participating retailers and online It will retail for about $249.99 for the 8GB, $279.99 for the 16GB and $329.99 for the 32GB! I cannot wait to get my hands on the Sony Walkman Z! For more info check out the Press Release below!

Press Release


LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), January 9, 2012 – Sony today revealed the new Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player. The new Z1000 Series, designed for music lovers, by music lovers, combines stylish hardware design with outstanding audio for the ultimate mobile entertainment experience. Featuring a gorgeous quick response and anti-reflective 4.3-inch multi-touch LCD touch screen, the Walkman® Z Player display is perfect for enjoying music, video and games on a large screen.

Superior Audio Experience

With legendary premium sound, the Walkman® Z Player features the integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier to greatly reduce noise levels and distortion along with additional audio technologies to create an enriched music experience.

By touching the W.button, users can effortlessly launch the music player application for full playback control and intuitively browse their music collection or enjoy on-screen visualizations.  Imagine being able to play music based on your mood. With SenseMeTM, users keep their music in tune with their mood by automatically categorizing music tracks into different channels.

Rich Entertainment

The new Walkman® Z Player serves as a portal to mobile entertainment. Tailored for music lovers, by music lovers, the Walkman® Z Player is the first MP3 player from Sony powered by AndroidTM 2.3 (Gingerbread). With WiFi® built in, users can access the Android MarketTM place, browse the Internet, check e-mail and enjoy a variety of digital content.

Music lovers will have access to over 10 million songs with Sony Entertainment Network’s cloud-based Music Unlimited Service1. Users are able to discover new music, sync their own library to the cloud and even enjoy channels synched for off-line use. Walkman® Z offers easy transfer from Windows® Media Player.

Share your Content

            The Walkman® Z Player is more than just a music player. Users can throw personal content from the Walkman® screen direct to their DLNA enabled TV’s, PC’s and speakers. In addition, users can experience expanded connectivity by hooking their Walkman® up to the TV via a micro HDMI video output port for enjoyment of videos, games and photos. The ability to connect to Bluetooth® speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos is also useful at home or on the go.

Pricing and Availability

The new  Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player will be displayed in U.S. for the first time at Sony Electronics Inc.’s booth at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #14200 and will be available beginning spring 2012 at Sony Stores, participating retailers and online The 8GB Z Series will retail for about $249.99, the 16GB for about $279.99 and the 32GB for about $329.99.



  1. I can’t wait to get one either! With 32GB of storage, who wouldn’t? I heard about this from a co-worker at DISH who went to CES and couldn’t believe how awesome it was so looked it up. Now, the Walkman Z is #2 on my birthday wish list next to the Hopper from DISH. The Hopper is their newest DVR and, like the Walkman, has a massive amount of storage. If I can get these two gadgets, I’ll never have to delete a recording or struggle with choosing which songs not to load onto my iPod or phone again!

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