Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Sony on Monday announced a slim, light and waterproof Android-based Xperia Z2 tablet and two new Xperia smartphones at the launch of Mobile World Congress. The 10.1-in. high-definition display tablet and the high-end Xperia Z2 smartphone, with a 5.2-in. display, will be available globally in March, while the Xperia M2 with a 4.8-in. display, will Continue Reading →
PlayStation 4
Sony and Microsoft are both trumpeting market share wins from NPD’s January US gaming data. Sony declared its PlayStation 4 the top-selling console last month, while Microsoft took credit for selling the most games. Sony’s success with the PS4 has managed to dethrone the Xbox 360, which was NPD’s highest-selling console for years. The company Continue Reading →
Sony has entered negotiations with Apple to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, taking another step in its pivot toward the mobile and imaging fields. The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current Continue Reading →
Sony has announced that it is laying off 5,000 staff as part of major restructuring plans that will see the Japanese firm sell its Vaio PC business and spin its TV division into its own company. The layoffs will affect 1,500 staff in Japan and a further 3,500 overseas. A mixture of redundancies, early retirement Continue Reading →
Sony, which is essentially a non-player in the U.S. ebook market at this point, is cutting its losses and shutting down its digital bookstore in the U.S. and Canada, the company reported Thursday. “Sony is withdrawing from the digital reading business in the United States,” Sony spokeswoman Maya Wasserman confirmed. The beneficiary is Kobo, which Continue Reading →
Sony Corp is in talks to sell its poorly performing personal computer business to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners for up to 50 billion yen ($490 million), the Nikkei daily reported. Under the plan being discussed, Sony would sell its PC business to a new company to be established by the fund and have a Continue Reading →
In 2005, Steve Jobs’ announcement that Apple’s computers would be moving from PowerPC to Intel surprised many. OS X had been living “a secret double life” with Intel for five years, said Jobs, but according to a new report from Japan, that life almost included an even more shocking partner — Sony. Japanese freelance writer Continue Reading →
Sony has quietly started to send out private beta invites via email for its PlayStation Now game streaming service that was announced a few weeks ago at CES 2014, a Neogaf forum poster revealed. “With this invitation, you will receive exclusive access to test PlayStation’s game streaming service before its full launch and the opportunity Continue Reading →
2014 International CES
The craziness and awesomeness of CES is in full swing once again, and we’re smack in the middle of it. I’m literally in the middle of it, as I’m writing this from the booth in North Hall from where our Silver Tours are launching. These tours show off the best of the best that CES Continue Reading →