Sony Takes On iPod Touch with the Walkman NW-Z1000
Looking for a decent Android-powered alternative to the iPod Touch? Sony has just revealed its newest Walkman portable: an Android media player called the NW-Z1000. Although Google's Android is typically found on tablets and smartphones, the burgeoning OS should be right at home on Sony's latest media player. The NW-Z1000 will come equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, armed with NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 chip, 512MB ram, and a generous 4.3 inch display with 480x800 pixel resolution. Adding some punch to the audio is a digital amplifier dubbed the S-Master MX. Sony has promised 20 hours of continuous music playtime, or 5 hours of video playback. There's also Wi-Fi, A2DP Bluetooth, HDMI output, GPS, and DLNA support added in to the mix.
The Sony NW-Z1000 will be priced at $365(16GB), $430(32GB) and $560(64GB). It comes in red or blue exteriors, and is expected for release this Holiday season. A 64GB purple special edition will also be available for $600.