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Sony launches two new Walkman players based on Android

Sony Walkman NW-F880Sony has just announced two new Walkman players called the NW-F880 and the NW-ZX1. These players run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and feature relatively outdated hardware, which shouldn’t be an issue since these are media players. These Walkman players will be launched in Japan for prices starting from $275 and ranging all the way up to $750.

The NW-F880 comes in three storage variants – 16, 32 and 64GB. This Walkman packs a 4 inch 480×854 resolution display, a 1 GHz dual core TI OMAP chipset, 1GB of RAM, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as an FM Radio. The NW-F880 will start selling from October 19 in Japan and will be available in White, Pink, Black and Blue color variants.

The NW-ZX1 is very similar to the NW-F880 in terms of hardware, but it comes with 128GB of storage on board. The NW-ZX1 will only be available in Silver. This particular model will start selling in Japan starting from December 7 for $750. Sony hasn’t given out details on the global roll out of these Walkman players.

Sony Walkman NW-ZX1

Considering the popularity of Apple’s iPod Touch devices, it makes sense for Sony to launch a rival offering. But we fear it will get mixed among the hundreds of other Android media players that have flooded the markets.

Source: Sony (Translated)

Via: Unwired View