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Walkman® Z Series: For Music Lovers, By Music Lovers

10 January 2012

The first Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony - powered by Android™

  • Premium in-ear sound, with S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and 5 Clear Audio technologies
  • Get more from your music, with Sony-unique apps and access to Android Market™
  • Discover and stream millions of songs with Music Unlimited1
  • Share your passion, with the xLOUDTM speaker system and ergonomic body design
  • Expanded connectivity, with DLNA, HDMI and Bluetooth®
  • Quick response, low reflection 10.9cm (4.3") multi-touch LCD
  • Easy transfers from iTunes2 or Windows® Explorer

Walkman Z1000 - black and red

Designed for music lovers, by music lovers: Walkman® Z Series is the first-ever Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony, powered by Android™.

Supreme personal audio experience

First and foremost, Walkman® Z Series is about premium sound. Originally developed for Sony’s home cinema systems, the integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier technology by Sony greatly reduces noise levels and distortion, enhancing all your favourite tunes.

You’re also in for a treat with the best-ever Walkman® in-ear experience, thanks to the full range of 5 Clear Audio Technologies –S-Master MX, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), and EX headphones.

Exploring your music collection is beautifully intuitive. Touch the distinctive W.BUTTON to launch the unique W.Control app. Flick through your music collection, browse cover art or enjoy eye-catching on-screen visualisations. Walkman® Z Series even sorts your music collection using SensMe™ - just pick from a choice of 14 mood-themed channels to suit the time of day or the way you feel.

Boundless discovery

You don’t need a PC to discover a new world of music experiences. With Wi-Fi built in, Walkman® Z Series connects you directly with millions of songs1 and dozens of channels brought to you by Music Unlimited, the cloud-based streaming service from Sony Entertainment Network.

Walkman® Z Series is also the first mobile entertainment player from Sony that’s powered by Android™. Enjoy a generous
choice of preinstalled apps, and get more from the ever-growing range at Android Market™.

Share your musical passions

Enhanced by Z Series’ unique ergonomic body design, the xLOUDTM speaker system offers ‘phones-free’ sharing of music – no speaker dock needed.

And as it’s much more than just a music player, Walkman® Z Series helps you share all your content at home and on the move.

Hook up wirelessly and simply with other DNLA-enabled devices – then touch the screen and ‘Throw’ music, pictures and videos from Walkman direct to TVs, PCs, or home audio system.

Connect Walkman® with your TV for super-size enjoyment of videos, games and photos – with micro HDMI out for high definition fun. Or connect effortlessly to Bluetooth® speakers, headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos – with no fiddly wires needed.

Beautiful low reflection LCD screen for maximum visual entertainment

Music, videos, games and apps come alive on the unique low-reflection 10.9cm (4.3") multi-touch LCD screen. Its high responsiveness combined with a speedy 1GHz NVIDIA® Tegra® 2 dual-core processor keep things snappy whether you’re browsing web pages, movies or apps.

Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, the new Walkman® Z1000 Mobile Entertainment Player from Sony is available from late February 2012.

Notes to editors

1 Subscription fees apply. This service is subject to terms of use and not available in all countries and languages. See

2only Non DRM content can be transferred from iTunes.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

*WALKMAN, xLoud and SensMe are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

*iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license.

*Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

*Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc.

*© 2011 NVIDIA Corporation, NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, Tegra are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved

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Technical specifications

NWZ-Z1040 (8GB)

NWZ-Z1050 (16GB)

NWZ-Z1060 (32GB)

Music (Music player)

Audio Formats (Codec)

MP3, WMA*1, AAC*2, Linear PCM


Video formats (codec)

AVC (H.264/AVC), MPEG-4, WMV 9 *1 *3

Audio formats

AAC-LC (AVC, MPEG-4), WMA (Windows Media Video 9)


Android™ Version 2.3


4.3-inch (10.9 cm)



Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)


HDMI micro


IEEE 802.11b/g/n


Communication system: Bluetooth specification version 2.1+EDR

Compatible Bluetooth profiles

- A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)

- AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)

- OPP (Object Push Profile)

Sound effects

S-Master MX, DSEE (On/Off), 5-Band equaliser (None/Heavy/Pop/Jazz/Unique/Custom 1/Custom 2 & Clear Bass, VPT(None/Studio/Live/Club/Arena/Matrix), Clear Stereo (On/Off), SP Output Optimiser (Clear Phase) (On/Off), Dynamic Normaliser (On/Off)

Charging time (via USB)

Full recharge in approx. 5 hours

Battery life

Music (MP3 128kbps)

approx. 20 hours

Video (MPEG-4 384kbps)

approx. 5 hours


70.5 x 134.2 x 11.1mm




*1 Copyright protected WMA/WMV files cannot be played back.

*2 Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.

*3 Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player.

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