If you can remember back to earlier this year, and you keep tabs on Sony, then you probably remember the company announcing that they would be reviving their own Walkman brand by adding Android into the mix. While Personal Media Players (PMPs) aren’t necessarily all the rage these days, especially considering our phones can do media playing just fine, there are some folks out there who prefer a dedicated device on a day-to-day basis. That’s where Sony’s upcoming NW-Z1000 comes in.
The device may look like a phone, but it isn’t. It features a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 800×480. There’s a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor under the hood, 512MB of RAM, and it will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box. It will feature Bluetooth connectivity, as well as WiFi.
While the NW-Z1000 has already launched in Japan, this newest FCC filing has us thinking it will be making its way here State-side eventually. It will come in either a 16, 32 or 64GB model. No word on pricing or a release date.