Sony Walkman Z emerges from Japan, proceeds through the FCC
When Sony first announced their Walkman Z Android media player, I was suitably excited. Despite being a little pricey, the device offered a much needed high quality iPod touch alternative those who aren't fans of iOS. It was originally only released for Japan, but an FCC filing from today has revealed that the media player will probably be landing on US shores sometime soon.
Other than revealing a previously unannounced 64GB option, the FCC image (which you can find below the break) provides us with no new information. The US Walkman Z will have the same Tegra 2, 512MB of RAM, 4.3-inch 800 x 480 display, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its Japanese counterpart. It will also retain the same media player enhancements, like DLNA, micro-HDMI out, FM Radio, and Sony sound enhancement.
Without a doubt, Sony has really been stepping up their hardware game lately. They had fallen behind competitors, but their newest offerings like the S2/ Tablet P, Nozomi phone, and of course Walkman Z are looking really nice, and I hope this trend continues to future devices.