The Sony Walkman was the essence of the 80′s and 90′s, and lucky for us it’s back in a big way, Android style! The new Z1000 Series Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player is designed for music lovers by music lovers.
The New Walkman features an anti-reflective 4.3 inch multitouch LCD screen with an integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier to deliver the richest music experience possible. The Walkman has a W. button that will effortlessly launch the Sony tailored music player complete with visualizations and other awesome features.
The 2012 Sony Walkman will run Android 2.3, Gingerbread, and is WiFi-only. Like any other Android you’ll be able to browse the net, check email, output video to the TV, and enjoy an unlimited amount of digital content. Since it is a Walkman, there’s a pretty large focus on the music. Sony announced their cloud-based Music Unlimited Service today which gives users access to over 10 million songs. With Music Unlimited you can discover new music, sync it to your library, and enjoy it on all of your devices. Walkman even works with iTunes and Windows Media Player. There’s a “SenseMe” feature built into the Walkman that tailors your playlists towards your mood.
The new Walkman Z Player will be available in the Spring of 2012 and costs $249.99 for the 8GB, $279.99 for the 16GB player, and $329.99 for the 32GB player. While the Walkman player is so much more than the classic 4 function cassette player it used to be, we like to pretend that it will take us back to simpler times. Kelly Clarkson even made it out to CES today to help celebrate all of Sony’s announcements with a musical number.