Saturday, November 29, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony's New E-Paper FES Watch Appears Online
Amazon Releases Deals of the Year on Cyber Monday
Germany To Get Secure Phones By BlackBerry
Xbox And Playstation Black Friday Deals
Toshiba Launches ARM-Based Application Processors with Sound, Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
Pioneer To Release The BDR-XU03JM Portable Blu-ray Drive For Macs
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Sony pu...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 24, 2005
Sony pulls out of PDAs


Sony said on Wednesday that it would stop making personal digital assistants for Japan in July, completing its withdrawal from a market hit by multifunctional mobile phones and casting a shadow over the tools' growth potential.

The move was widely expected after the electronics and entertainment conglomerate said last year it would stop selling new handheld digital assistants outside Japan, striking a blow to PalmSource, whose software powers the devices.

A Sony representative said: "The PDA market is being encroached by mobile phones and other mobile devices that can offer similar functions, making it difficult for PDAs to maintain their position in the market."

As devices that largely specialize in organisiing schedules, PDAs have come under heavy pricing pressure, she added.

Sony was the largest PDA maker in the domestic market in 2003, with a 32.1 per cent share by unit shipments, followed by Sharp's 19.5 per cent and Casio's 16.4 per cent, according to research company Gartner.

The decision is the latest in a series of steps by Sony to focus resources on core businesses.

The company said in December it might quit the plasma television business and focus its efforts in the flat-screen TV market on liquid crystal display and rear-projection models, areas where it has a technological edge.

Sony said on its website that the PDA decision did not change the fact that it considered the mobile-terminal business one of its growth pillars.

Sony in December launched the PlayStation Portable handheld game console, which can also play movies and music, in Japan. The machine poses a serious threat to Nintendo, which had dominated the portable game market.


Previous
Next
Apple updates iPod mini        All News        Macrovision launches licensing program for worldwide patent family covering passive music CD technologies
Dell decides against building AMD-based computers     General Computing News      Macrovision launches licensing program for worldwide patent family covering passive music CD technologies

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony's New E-Paper FES Watch Appears Online
Sony Plans E-Paper Watch: report
Sony to Reduce Smartphone, TV Lineups
New Sony Alpha 7 II Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Released
Sony Aims At Movie, TV Businesses
New Sony Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Image Sensor Supports Image Plane Phase Detection Signal Processing Function
Sony Unveils PlayStation Vue Cloud-Based TV Service
Sony's New Pocket SSD Drives Released In Europe
PlayStation 4 Sales Sustain Sony's Quarterly Loss
PS4 Remote Play Now Available for Xperia Z3 Series
Sony To Release Android Lollipop To Its Entire Xperia Xperia Z Series
New Sony Headphones, Portable Headphone DAC/Amplifier and Headphone Cables Support Hi-Resolution Audio

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .