Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.
At IFA, we discovered a prototype of a Sony Walkman phone sporting Gingerbread and going by the name "Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player." Other than that, we didn't have much information to go by.
But now it's just been announced as the Sony Walkman Z– and it's shipping to Japan in December.
The technical data is fairly impressive. We're talking a 4.3" WVGA display, 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, and a battery rated for 20 (!) hours of continuous music or 5 hours of video. There's HDMI and wireless media pushing to a Bravia TV. 16, 32 or 64 GB will be available.
Sounds like a media powerhouse, and definitely a step-up from your average media-playing phone. Hopefully we'll get our own version of the phone sometime next year.