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.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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2 thoughts on “Sony Walkman Z emerges from Japan, proceeds through the FCC

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    Sony often releases some very sexy looking hardware, but one of the problems with Sony’s new product releases is that the time between announcement and actual availability is so long that by the time you can actually get your hands on the product:

    1) the excitement has worn off
    2) the world has moved on to something else.

    I was quite excited about their S2 clamshell tablet. It was announced more than 6 months ago, and is still nowhere in sight in Canada.

    I know this is an issue with most companies, but it just seems that much worse with Sony (maybe because I used to be a Sony fanboy, but they let me down so many times that I’ve more or less given up on them, and that makes it seem that much worse to me).

  • That certainly is a problem, It seems like I am always seeing a new Sony device that looks awesome, but by the time I can get my hands on it I dont want it.


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