Sony's First Android Walkman Headed To Australia

Just like the iPod touch isn’t just for music anymore, neither is the Walkman. Sony’s Z1000 features a 4.3-inch (800x480) display, Tegra 2 processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with full access to the Android Market. Watch Gizmodo Australia’s quick hands-on video with the player from CES.

Sony’s proud of the audio tech in the deice: S-Master MX sound and an xLoud compact speaker on the back’s concave surface that actually gets amplified when you place it on a flat surface. FM Radio is also built in.

Still no word on local pricing, but Sony tell us that the Z1000 is definitely confirmed for an Australian launch. In the States, it’ll cost $250 (8GB), $280 (16GB) and $330 (32GB). That’s cheaper than local pricing of the Galaxy S Wi-Fi – and close to the pricing of the iPod touch range. Just depends how much it ends up when it arrives on our shores. We’ll update you when we know more.

Danny travelled to CES as a guest of Sony Australia

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