Sony's 64GB white Walkman Z

This decked out Android-powered Walkman is so close, but so far away.

The Z features Android on a 4.3-inch touch-screen LCD, S-Master digital amplifier, Wi-Fi, and a Tegra 2 processor. Sony

Say hello to the white Sony Walkman Z.

Chances are slim we will see this device stateside, but the faithful Sony enthusiasts in Japan get a special 64GB platinum white version (NW-Z1070/W) on February 17. Japan already has access to the regular purple and red 64GB Walkman Z versions as well. A description of the color on Sony's Web site says this special Walkman shines like a pearl and is easier to wipe clean. It also carries a hefty 45,800 yen price tag (about $533).

The Android-equipped Sony Walkman Z arrives in the U.S. around March, but Sony is only playing a conservative lineup with capacities ranging up to just 32GB.

Does Sony have what it takes to pull off an Android media consumption device and audio powerhouse? CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell answers these questions and more in his full review of the Sony Walkman Z.

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