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Sony Introduces Android Powered Walkman Z at CES 2012

Sony has unveiled the Android powered Walkman Z portable music players at the CES.

The company said the Android powered devices will be available on 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models and will also allow users to access the Android Market for apps and games.

Sony said the Walkman Z features S-Master MX digital amplifier technology, originally designed to give great sound. The device also features 5 Clear Audio technologies which include S-Master MX, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), and EX headphones, reports CNet.

The company said the player would come with access to Sony's Music Unlimited platform for easy access to millions of tracks.

The device features a 4.3 inch multi-touch LCD screen and is powered by the 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Sony plans to release the iPod Touch competitor late in February, 2012.

"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," the company explained.