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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sony launches Android Walkman to compete with Apple iPod

/ On : 3:39 PM/
ShoutBloger: Not everyone wants to use his smartphone as a music player or video. Reason is what makes the iPod and Apple still does not rely on producing the iPhone is used as a music player.

As if to follow the success of the iPod Touch, Sony Z Series Walkman is ready to release. Three touchscreen Walkman series that uses the Android operating system is also ready to be marketed in Japan, in December.

Has a shape such as smartphones, the Walkman NWZ-1000 has a touch screen monitor with 480x800 pixels. Portable music player is also equipped with Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, FM tuner, and micro-HDMI port for video output.

Sony calls this music player can play music up to 20 hours. While the video is only capable of approximately 5 hours.

With the series Gingerbread Android operating system, this Walkman also comes with a number of applications 'typical Google', such as Gmail, Gtalk, YouTube, and Google Maps. Sony Z Series Walkman is also possible to download a number of applications in the Android Market.

What are the advantages of this Sony Z Series Walkman than an iPod?

Cnet page called excess noise add-on devices with digital noise canceling and MX S-Master digital amplifier built-in. Walkman is also able to play music in MP3 format, WMA, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, Linear PCM, AAC, and HE-AAC. However, ATRAC is not expected to be used outside Japan.

Walkman is available in three types, the NW-Z1050 with a 16GB storage capacity, NW-Z1060 with a capacity of 32GB and the NW-Z1070 with a capacity of 64GB. As quoted from page GeekDotCom, Sony Z Series Walkman priced around U.S. $360 to $560.

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