Sony reveal new Android powered Walkman devices

Sony reveal new Android powered Walkman devices

Sales of the humble MP3 player have nosedived as most people use their smartphones for the majority of their personal listening needs.

Whilst Apple have had major success with their iPod range, other manufacturers have struggled to make a dent in the personal music player sector once music went digital.

THE name that bought music on the move to the world was Sony Walkman with their legendary range of cassette players (here on Wiki for those too young to remember) and whilst the Walkman name lives on it is not exactly first in peoples thoughts when considering a music player.

Sony however hope to transform this with a new range of PMP’s that carry the Walkman branding.

First up is the ZX1, which has a 1GHZ dual-core processor, a 4″ 480×854 display, NFC, Bluetooth and is powered by Android 4.1 complete with full access to Google Play.  The ZX1 has 128GB onboard flash storage and is clearly the flagship device.

Sony reveal new Android powered Walkman devices

Also being launched is the F – Series which like the ZX1 has a 1GHZ dual-core processor, a 4″ 480×854 display, NFC, Bluetooth and is also powered by Android 4.1 with access to the Play store.  The F-Series comes with 16GB,32GB and 64GB storage options.

The F-Series hits shops in Japan on October the 19th whilst the ZX1 will launch in December.  There is no word yet on a launch or prices for other countries.

source: Android Central

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  • Arne Darvin

    the trouble with android powered mp3 players is cost… if these things cost 150 notes (but i’d guess they’d be more), then u may as well get a phone. ipod’s (with IOS) do well ‘cos their big brother phones are so exorbitant to buy.

    • Raqubor

      It’s not an mp3 player, it’s a phone that has enhanced music playing abilty.